Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Food Fraud, Mislabeled Ingredients.....

Did you know that some honey makers dilute their honey with sugar beets or corn syrup and sell it as 100% pure honey? What about sheep's milk cheese made from cow's milk?
Victims range from the shopper at the local supermarket to multimillion companies, including E&J Gallo and Heinz USA.With more and more imported products in the market, the FDA hasn't been able to do its job.

John Spink, an expert on food and packaging fraud at Michigan State University, estimates that 5 to 7 percent of the U.S. food supply is affected but acknowledges the number could be greater. "We know what we seized at the border, but we have no idea what we didn't seize," he said. 
It looks like some of the major problems are with the quality control of olive oil, seafood, milk and honey. So frustrating....

Source: msnbc.com and washingptonpost.com

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