'Operation Mamma Mia' Uncovers Multi-Million Pound Fraud in Italy's Olive Oil Sector

From the Telegraph

An undercover operation codenamed “Mamma Mia” has revealed a multi-million pound olive oil scam in which Spanish and Greek oil was passed off as Italian extra virgin.

Italian investigators discovered that producers in the regions of Umbria, Calabria and Puglia were putting false labels on bottles, claiming the oil was Italian when in fact it was cheaper stuff from Spain and Greece.

On Wednesday they impounded 2,000 tonnes of oil worth 13 million euros, or £10 million, in what police described as a “vast and proven system of fraud in the olive oil sector”.

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