Police in Greece have arrested 7 people who involved in fraudulently selling dulterated sunflower oil as Olive Oil in Greece and overseas.A family of 4 and 3 of their relatives were found operating a workshop where they added a dye to turn the sunflower seed oil into a green shade, resembling olive oil.
The arrests took place on Sunday inThessaly, where the adulterated oil was sold in 5-litre cans to Greek consumers and exported, in one-ton pallets, mainly to Germany.
The product was labelled as “extra-virgin olive oil, straight from the producer”. The domestic price was only slightly cheaper than prices of authentic olive oil.