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THIS SECTION IS FOR NEWS AND INTERESTING STORIES RELATED TO FOOD, NUTRITION AND FOOD PROCESSING. THEY ARE NOT NECESSARILY RELATED TO KOSHER BUT MAY BE OF INTEREST TO THE KOSHER CONSUMER, MANUFACTURER OR MASHGIACH.

Food fraud: If ‘price is too good to be true, it probably is

March 30, 2016 - From Barfblog.com:
Chris Elliott, the founder of the Institute for Global Food Security, a laboratory in Northern Ireland is quoted saying "Many, many forms of food fraud manifest themselves in different parts of the world virtually every day of the week. It’s absolutely cheating. But it goes beyond cheating — this is criminal activity, very well organized criminal activity, with people making a huge amount of money out of fraud in food systems."
"The world trade in groceries is about $11 trillion. And the level of fraud is somewhere between 5 and 10 percent of that."
"My advice to people is always buy your food from bonafide sources. If you buy your stuff from the back of vans and so forth, you can expect what you’ll get. And the second thing is if you buy something that’s too good to be true price-wise, it probably is."

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