Refillable olive oil containers to be abolished as of January 1

Olive oil available to consumers at food-serving outlets will have to be packaged in non-reusable containers as of January 1, 2018.

Fines of 500 euros will be imposed on those who will violate the regulation.

The Hellenic Confederation of Professionals, Craftsmen and Merchants will issue a relevant announcement over the next days, but the industry is ready and no extension will be needed.

The measure was proposed to the Finance ministry in order to ensure the quality of olive oil and to better protect consumers.