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Online Exclusives: Detecting Adulteration in Olive Oil

Real-time screening technology to quickly detect and confirm the authenticity of a sample

Columns: William Frear Made a Case for Food Purity Laws

Pennsylvania State University Professor William Frear analyzed potentially tainted food to protect the quality and purity of the commercial food supply

Columns: Food Defense and Protection

Specialists in government, industry, and academia are exploring ways to protect the nation’s food supply against intentional contamination and adulteration from sabotage, terrorism, economic fraud, and other illegal action

News: Chemist Tests Pomegranate Juice Authenticity

You pick up a bottle of pomegranate juice at the store because you’ve learned that, although it costs more than most juices, it is replete with antioxidants that bring health benefits. But wait: Is the juice you’ve purchased really pomegranate juice? Or is the product label you have carefully read promising more than it delivers?

Features: Testing Olive Oil Authenticity

Notice was given in the April 28, 2010, Federal Register that on October 25, 2010, revised U.S. standards for grades of olive oil and olive-pomace oil will become effective, replacing the first edition of the U.S. grade standards, which have been in force since March 22, 1948.

Departments: Addressing Food Authenticity Challenges

Consumers around the world are increasingly demanding information on and reassurance of the origin and content of their food. In addition, food manufacturers must provide and confirm the authenticity and point of origin of food products and their components. These increased demands come amid legislative and regulatory pushes that increase the complexity and level of regulation imposed on the food supply worldwide. Protecting consumer rights and preventing fraudulent or deceptive practices such as food...

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