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11 Brands of olive oil are disapproved by Protest

11 Brands of olive oil are disapproved by Protest

Besides being an indispensable item in Brazilian cuisine, olive oil is also very but not all brands offer the product they are presenting, as a recent Protest analysis shows. The association tested the product of 29 brands and found that five of them do not offer real olive oil and six others, which market the product in the extra virgin version, actually contained only virgin olive oil. "The practice of selling a mixed product like olive oil of pure olive does not cause risks to the body, but it damages your pocket and your nutritional expectations: you pay more for an item that should be cheaper and this mixture of oils will not bring the health benefits you expected ", declares The analysis showed that the following brands, in products that they called as extra virgin olive oils, were with adulterated content with other vegetable oils: Borgel, Do Chefe, Lisboa, Malaguenza and Brazilian Tradition. Proteste has evaluated specific lots in the laboratory, but has not revealed which ones. "Our sensory analyzes have shown that they are indeed lampante oils, that is, products intended for industrial use, not for human consumption, because of their strong odor and their high acidity." Furthermore, the olive oils from Beirão, Broto Legal, La Española, Mondegão, Serrata and Tordesilha were identified as virgin olive oils, unlike the packaging that is indicated to be extra virgin.

"All manufacturers received the results of our tests, as well as well as the methodology applied.We also report the occurrence of fraud to the Public Prosecutor's Office, the National Consumer Secretariat and the Ministry of Agriculture, so that control and punitive measures within the scope of each institution's actions are adopted ", points out the association. > Proteste warns that if you have one of these products in your home, you should call the Consumer Protection Service at 0800-282-2204 xo) or (21) 3906-3900 (by cell phone), which will guide you on what to do.

Best-evaluated oils

O-Live and Filippo Berio brands reached 96 in Protest's global assessment , being the ones that had the highest grade of all evaluated. Already the Chef and Carrefour Discount were had the best results in relation quality / price. In all, 29 brands were analyzed: Allegro, Andorinha, Beirão, Borges, Borges, Legal, Carbonell, Cardinal, Carrefour, Cook, Chef, Filippo Berio, Gallo, La Española, La Violetera, Lisbon, Malaguenza, Maria, Mondegão

Positioning of brands

In a note to My Life, Bunge, the manufacturer of olive oil, La Española, said: "Regarding the result of tests with olive oils, published by Proteste today, which classified a sample of the olive oil La Española as 'out of type', Bunge informs that the initial parameters of the evaluated lot 29516 were within the determined by the However, these parameters can be altered as a result of inadequate storage conditions until they reach the consumer. Bunge further clarifies that this result confirms that the product was not contaminated and / or unfit for consumption, nor was it considered to be fraudulent. Bunge regrets what has happened and reaffirms its commitment to quality and transparency with its consumers. "

Companhia Brasileira de Distribuição, responsible for importing Serrata, clarifies" that the supplier complies with legal and quality specifications for verifying the purity of the product, according to the normative resolution number 1 of January 30, 2012, signed by the Ministry of Agriculture, and that in the analyzes carried out by the official regularizers, no irregularity was found on this issue or even that it prevents your consumption? The company remains awaiting the Protest report to analyze the content. "

The Natural Food Administration? Technology in Food, said in a statement: "It is a content widely disseminated in the past and returns now we do not know for what purpose.At the time the company had to dismiss half of its employees. for the strengthening of the brand with other products absolutely within the current legislation.For that reason, we emphasize that any negative disclosure about the name Lisboa can jeopardize the sales of other products bearing the same brand.The lot mentioned is no longer in the supermarkets of this September 2016. The company removed it from the shelves due to quality distortions in the imported products and therefore it has not marketed any more since the beginning of this year.We are currently packaged by Natural Alimentos mixed oils and condiments based on olive oil flavored, strictly, adequate to Brazilian legislation and, therefore, with products of authentic quality and provenance. Natural Alimentos was the first company authorized by ANVISA to manufacture and commercialize mixed oil and flavored seasonings in Brazil. The Company strictly complies with Brazilian legislation in all its aspects. We are a Brazilian company of 12 years, we have more than 150 employees (direct and indirect). Our team of professionals including food engineers and technicians, administrators, food health managers, technology and production experts, works with the mission to produce high quality products and make life easier for the consumer. "

My Life Yet was unable to position the companies responsible for the brands Borgel, Malaguenza, Do Chefe, Tordesilhas, Broto Legal, Tradição Brasileira, Beirão and Mondegão.


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