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Interesting article on food fraud
« on: April 14, 2016, 10:16:22 AM »
Most of us in retail know that there's a lot of fraud and deception in retail. For example, one of the nation's biggest jewelry store corporations was caught a few years back paying bribes to get their gemstones certified as being a higher grade than they actually were.  And, more than once I've personally come across major retailers selling fake, synthetic stones (such as turquoise and coral) as real. I've also encountered wholesalers and manufacturers who were lying about their stones, country of origin, and even selling fake silver as real.

Because of the things we retailers have seen, it's no surprise to learn that fraud and deception is rampant in the food industry as well (though it should be a huge shock, considering the fact that this is our food we're talking about). In the news we've recently been informed about fake cheese being sold as real, fake olive oil being sold, and now there's this. Food distributors and restaurants lying about their products. http://www.tampabay.com/projects/2016/food/farm-to-fable/restaurants/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=digg Be sure to read the comments section as well.



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Re: Interesting article on food fraud
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2016, 09:33:15 PM »
I'll just leave this here.  :scared0012:

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Re: Interesting article on food fraud
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2016, 08:25:04 AM »
Yep.
One of my favorite articles in the past weeks, too.
And but of course, it didn't make the local news or national for that matter.
There are very few restaurants that I trust when they say they buy organic, locally grown produce and I can count those on one hand.
There are less than I can count on one hand of growers that can be trusted.

On the olive oil?
60 minutes did an expose...check it out.

  

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