HEAD OF THE LEGAL AND ASSURANCE SERVICES
Parma, 28 February 2018
LV/mm (2018) – out-19126838
Carmen Aguilar García
Your request for public access to documents of 26 February 2018
Our ref.: PAD 2018/007
Dear Ms Aguilar García,
I hereby acknowledge the receipt of your request registered on 26 February 2018,
submitted from the website “AsktheEU.org
”, by means of which you requested access to
“information about the olive oil fraud in the EU between the years 2010 and 2017
For each case in which the product didn't meet the regulatory quality standard, please
also provide with further information regarding:
- Year in which the case was registered by the sanitary authority.
- The causes for not meeting the regulatory requirements:
o Labels without the European Union requirements.
o Products with a label establishing a superior quality for the product than it
o Adulteration of the product
o Deterioration of the product
- If the case was related to health issues
- The name of the product and the name of the supplier.
- The country of origin of the product.
- The number of units of the product registered in retailers in each of the countries.
I would also appreciate it if you could provide me with any document about the
monetary cost of the fraud of olive oil for the UE and its members.
Your request has been registered as PAD 2018/007 and is being processed as quickly as
possible in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to
You will receive a reply by 19 March 2017
at the latest.
Finally, and in order to facilitate the processing of your request for access to documents,
we kindly ask you to provide us at your earliest convenience with your full postal
address, your phone number as well as an alternative e-mail address, in case of
difficulties encountered with the platform you used to submit your request.
Yours sincerely, [Signed]
1 Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2001 regarding
public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, OJ L 145, 31.5.2001, p. 43-48,
applicable to EFSA.
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