MoA, Olive Oil Producer’s syndicate warn of diluted olive oil sold online

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AMMAN — The Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and the Jordan Olive Oil Producers and Mill Owners Syndicate have warned against certain social media pages that promote the sale of local olive oil at low prices, which do not cover its real costs and raise doubts about its quality, as it may be adulterated with other vegetable oils, expired, or might contain harmful chemical additives, dyes, and flavorings that pose a risk to the health of consumers.اضافة اعلان

In a statement issued on Saturday, August 2, both entities emphasized that the prices of local olive oil should not be less than JD85 per 16kg tin, and to avoid and prevent such risks and fraud, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Olive Oil Producers Syndicate urge citizens and consumers who wish to purchase high-quality olive oil to buy from reliable sources such as olive presses, farmers, licensed markets, and commercial centers, Hala News reported.

Ministry’s reaction
Furthermore, the Ministry is currently working in coordination with the security agencies to monitor these pages and identify those behind them, and legal action will be taken against them within the official framework.

The Ministry urges citizens not to cooperate with these misleading pages, whose products pose serious health risks, and calls on the media not to collaborate with these entities or advertise for them through their platforms.

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