That Olive Oil You’re Cooking With? It’s Probably Fake

A federal agency is about to pay urgent attention to oil fraud. That’s because the liquid substance is routinely thinned out with other materials — or deliberately mislabeled. But the agency in question isn’t the U.S. Department of Energy or the Environmental Protection Agency. The bureaucracy sampling and testing oil is the Food and Drug Administration. And the oil isn’t Middle Eastern crude, but rather olive oil.