How to Spot a Bad Egg

Apr 18, 2019 1:00:00 PM / by Mary Kernohan posted in mars bars, counterfeit confectionary, easter, easter eggs, fake chocolate, fake goods, food fraud, sweets


As every Spring, supermarkets’ shelves are bursting with vibrant Easter eggs vying for the baskets of millions of UK consumers. However, behind the bright facade and joyful Easter celebrations, there is a growing concern amongst the confectionary industry. Fakes.

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What's really on your plate? The growing threat of food fraud

Nov 26, 2017 11:00:13 AM / by Alexis Ovenstone posted in food fraud


Have you ever thought about counterfeit cuisine while tucking into your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner?

Food fraud, the criminal activity of making profit by substituting expensive ingredients for cheaper ones, hit the headlines in Britain when the horse-meat scandal broke out in 2013. After retailers, such as Asda and Tesco, admitted to unwittingly selling horse-meat in the form of burgers, lasagne, and even diced meat, shocked consumers demanded a guarantee that it would never happen again. But the 2013 case was just the tip of the iceberg; as food fraudsters have increasing opportunities to break into supermarkets’ supply chains, consumers need to be aware of risks.

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