Australia’s ACCC has decided to force a number of major herb suppliers to change their practices following an investigation that found widespread oregano adulteration. Consumer group Choice said shoppers needed to trust the labels on foods sold in supermarkets and that herbs like oregano should not be padded out with fillers.
Seven suppliers were referred to the ACCC after tests found they had oregano products that were adulterated with olive and sumac leaves with one product containing less than ten percent oregano.