Some Ukrainian oil extraction plants produce counterfeit oil in huge quantities
According to Comments.ua, in 2015 the European Association of Plant Oil and Fats Producers and Processers stated that Ukrainian oil was counterfeited and that the content of cholesterol in it was 1.94% instead of 0.7%, set by the Alimentarius Code. In some EU countries, the requirements to the content of cholesterol are even tougher (0.5% in the Netherlands). This indicator is higher than permissible in Ukrainian oil because producers add to the oil chicken fat, which is several times cheaper than oil they produce. Fat can be easily found in vegetable oil if its content exceeds 20%, but producers ...