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Lab tests cast doubt on olive oil's virginity

July 15, 2010 | 10:41 am

More than two-thirds of common brands of extra-virgin olive oil found in California grocery stores may not be what they claim to be, according to a report by researchers at UC Davis.

The findings, which come as the federal government rolls out new standards aimed at cleaning up what has long been a slippery business, highlight mounting concerns over labeling accuracy for olive oil in the U.S. Today's business section has the full story:

Photo: Olives on the branch. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times