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Italian court quashes €0.5m Lidl olive oil fine after appeal

By Niamh Michail

An Italian appeal court has quashed Lidl's €0.5 million fine over its extra virgin olive oil that sensory panels flagged as virgin oil, in a case that highlights the importance of control checks throughout the supply chain, a food law expert says.

Corn oil may lower cholesterol better than extra virgin olive oil: study

Corn oil may lower cholesterol better than extra virgin olive oil: study

By Maggie Hennessy

Corn oil may have significantly greater effects on blood cholesterol levels than extra virgin olive oil, due in part to the natural cholesterol-blocking ability of plant sterols, according to new research from Biofortis, the clinical research arm of Merieux-NutriSciences. 

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