Fake extra virgin olive oil seized in Sicily

As many as 2 thousand kilos of fake extra virgin olive oil were blocked inside the port of Palermo. The oil, attributable to an entrepreneur from Palermo, who had to reach the USA, was seized and, following checks, downgraded to lampante oil.

The outcome of the checks, underlines the regional president of Coldiretti, Franceso Ferreri, applauding the kidnapping, «shows how frequent illegal activities are in this sector. Olive oil is a product that characterizes our island and passing off as Sicilian what it is not represents a damage to the economy and to producers ».

Oleum Sicilia Soc. Coop. is always at the forefront in defense of high quality Sicilian extra virgin olive oil from its members’ olive groves.

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