We’ve told you about it numerous times before: “real” parmesan cheese that is actually swiss or cheddar…extra virgin olive oil that isn’t extra virgin at all…and cheap fish and seafood masquerading as more expensive products. Food fraud is rampant and chances are you’ve already been affected by it.
Consumer Fraud Forum Blog
General Mills says its Nature Valley bars are “Made with 100% Natural-Whole-Grain Oats.” But a new class action lawsuit alleges that the statement is deceiving and says the products aren’t as natural as their labels say they are.
If you’re a foodie, truffles may seem the pinnacle of culinary decadence. Not only are they supposed to add rich, earthy flavors to dishes, they are amongst the most expensive foods in the world. In fact, Italy’s rare and prized white truffle actually is the most expensive food in the world.
The United States accounts for millions, if not billions, of olive oil sales each year. Consumption has tripled since 1990, partly because of olive oil’s health benefits. Studies have shown that it promotes heart health, contains high amounts of antioxidants and is a good source of healthy fat.
Nutritionists have long heralded fish as one of the healthiest foods on the planet. It’s a high protein, low-fat food chock full of highly beneficial omega-3 fatty acids. But before you add more of it to your diet, some experts warn that you should be aware of one consumer safety issue: fish or seafood...