Application Note: Characterization and Detection of Olive Oil Adulterations Using Chemometrics
11 July 2016

This application note describes the use of UPLC-TOF and integrated chemometric software tools to characterize and detect olive oil adulterants, namely rape and hazelnut oils. Adulteration of olive oil has significant impacts on the economy and in rare cases has led to deaths when industrial oil was marketed as olive oil. In this article it is shown how technology can reduce the risk of this happening in the future.