New Greek government regulations covering olive oil that is served in food establishments will come into force in the New Year. The new rules state that any olive oil has to be officially bottled, so banning the tradition of local restaurants offering customers self-produced olive oil.
Any establishments found not following the new regulations from the start of 2018, will automatically receive a fine of €500.
The regulation that was passed by the Greek Finance Ministry, took under consideration both the quality of local olive oil, as well as the health of restaurant customers. The ministry’s principal concern was that the re-filled bottles in which olive oil was often served, could be a health risk.