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NTV / Beware of Fraudulent Olive Oil...

Among food products in Turkey, olive oil is the most commonly adulterated and adulterated product. Experts emphasise that the price of olive oil should be looked at, especially the litre price.


H.S. "The sale of food products sold online is increasing day by day and consumers show an increased interest in these products due to affordable prices. However, how reliable the foods sold online are is a matter of debate. The latest example in this regard is olive oil. Experts warn of cheating for olive oils sold below a certain price level.

H.S.

According to data from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, olive oil is the most commonly adulterated and adulterated food product in Turkey. Experts emphasise that the price of olive oil should be looked at, especially the litre price. Güngör Şarman General Manager of Tariş Olive and Olive Oil Union:

 "If there are prices of 80-150 liras, it is a very suspicious product. It is a serious indicator that there is no olive oil in it. These concepts such as cold pressing, stone pressing, early harvest, which they have seen on the internet, have become more deceptive words of deception. Because when the consumer hears these words in olive oil, then he enters the point of buying this one." Prof. Dr Mücahit Taha Özkaya Ankara Uni. Food Safety Institute Director:

"It is not possible to understand olive oil by looking at the packaging, you can understand it by looking at the price. There is mixed olive oil or there is another oil in it that is made to smell like olive oil." Beware of Fraudulent Olive Oil H.S.

Experts state that internet sales platforms and citizens can also take some precautions in addition to the inspections carried out by the state.


Güngör Şarman General Manager of Tariş Olive and Olive Oil Union:

"E-commerce platforms also have things to do. They need to provide an analysis report on the product they will sell and fulfil transactions such as the Trust stamp."


Prof. Dr. Mücahit Taha Özkaya Ankara Uni. Food Safety Institute Director:

If the consumer takes the olive oil and smells very nice smells such as grass, almond, green tomato, this is a positive feature of olive oil. Then, when he/she tastes it, if he/she feels bitterness and burning, but if there is a burning that burns the nasal passages and there is a burning around the tongue, this is a good oil.


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It is emphasised that unpackaged olive oils, especially those sold on the roadsides, should also be suspected of fraud and forgery.




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