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Health Ministry: Hamelekh Olive Oil is Bogus

The Health Ministry announced, Thursday, that laboratoy tests showed that Hamelekh brand extra-virgin olive oil, which is produced and marketed by Suleiman Brothers in the Kedmat Galil industrial park in the Galilee is fake. A statement by the ministry said, "There is suspicion of fraud, since the product is not olive oil as defined by the Israeli standard for olive oil."

According to the ministry, the businesses suspected of deceiving the public are being investigated and the product stored in the warehouse has been seized and its marketing has been prevented.

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