10% of Greek Olive Oil Fails Quality Standards

Source: The Olive Oil Source
January 01, 2006

Nearly a tenth of virgin olive oil on the Greek market does not meet quality standards, Deputy Development Minister Yiannis Papathanassiou said yesterday. Inspections conducted on 400 olive oil samples by Hellenic Food Authority (EFET) officials revealed that 91 percent conformed to existing quality standards, the minister said. The fewest cases of non-conformity were found during tests on samples of extra virgin olive oil (8.3 percent). The most cases in which the oil did not meet standards were during tests on virgin olive oil (22.1 percent). According to Kathimerini English Edition Newspaper