232 tons of olive sold at festival

The competition was held in April by the International Olive Council in London. (Photo: Jordan News)
(Photo: Jordan News)

AMMAN  — Head of Jordan Olive Products Exporters Association (JOPEA) Fayadh Al-Zyoud said that 20 percent of the need for olive oil of citizens of Amman and its suburbs was covered by sales during the 21st National Olive Festival and the Rural Products Fair, according to Ad Dustour.اضافة اعلان

This amount was the result of strict tests the Food and Drug Administration carried out on olive oil, which ensured that oil that did not meet the standards was not allowed to be sold.

Zyoud said that the National Agricultural Research Center had a barcode on each oil bottle sold during the festival, which showed the name of the farm and the mill, the result of the oil examination and the authority responsible for the examination, and the method of preservation, and that could only increase consumer trust in the product.

Zyoud said that the festival provides the largest market for olive growers; 232 tons of oil were sold at this year’s festival, which was held between Nov. 24 and Dec. 4.

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