Bulgarians found themselves in a scheme to sell fake olive oil after a record rise in the price of “liquid gold” in Greece. This was shown by the development of Ivan Petrinski from the “Telegraph” newspaper. The journalist told NOVA NEWS more about the scam.
According to him, over the past 5 years, the authorities in our southern neighbor have uncovered other similar schemes. He pointed out that olive oil is a common target for fraud, but they have become more frequent in the last year when the price of the food product has more than doubled.
The price of olive oil in Greece increased by 120% compared to 2021.
“The bottles that are sold contain it olive oil with added sunflower oil. If we take the price of ordinary oil, which costs 2 or 3 BGN per liter, and olive oil, which is traded at 10 euros per liter, the profit is huge. On the other hand, the so-called olive oil for the poor or “pomache”. It’s hot-pressed olive oil, which is usually two or three times cheaper,” commented Petrinski.
According to him, the control in the retail chains is already very high and such products do not get into the stores, but rather items that are sold between friends, in markets and others.
The owner of a shop where olive oil is sold revealed that the quality product at home freezes, when the ambient temperature drops below zero. If it does not freeze at 0 degrees Celsius, it means that the olive oil is not of good quality and origin.
Watch the whole conversation in the video.
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