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Authorities apprehend olive oil counterfeiter via social media

Olive oil
(File photo: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
AMMAN — Jordan's Ministry of Agriculture announced the successful arrest of the largest distributor of counterfeit olive oil in the Kingdom, operating primarily through social media platforms. Initial information revealed that the individual in question had been using multiple Facebook pages to disseminate deceptive advertisements, with the sole purpose of selling counterfeit olive oil. Following thorough verification procedures, the suspect was taken into custody.اضافة اعلان

Reputable and trusted sources
The Ministry has underscored the importance of exercising caution when purchasing olive oil and strongly advised consumers to source their olive oil from reputable and trusted outlets. These include well-established farms, recognized olive presses, the National Olive Festival, and authorized stores and exhibitions with licenses to sell Jordanian olive oil, Hala News reported

Additionally, the Ministry has urged the public to steer clear of olive oil purchases made through misleading Facebook advertisements. Such ads often tout unrealistically low prices, which typically fall below the actual cost of a can of olive oil. They may also promise various complimentary items with each purchase.

On the pricing front, the Ministry officially confirmed that olive oil prices for the current season are expected to remain within the range of JD80 to JD95 per can. These prices will be contingent on supply and demand dynamics, as well as the quality of the oil.

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