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How to Protect Against Food Fraud

POSTED: Consumer Fraud ForumAugust 31, 2017 at 1:11 PM / Food Fraud

Did you buy organic honey supposedly made by bees that only ate rose pollen? Did your expensive extra virgin olive oil supposedly come from one tree in a little village in Sicily? Only to find out that neither product came from where the label said and you grossly overpaid for something that was massed...

Food Fraud Costs Consumers Billions Each Year

POSTED: William PinilisNovember 3, 2016 at 11:30 AM / Food Fraud

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.

New Class Action Claims Nature Valley Products Aren’t All That Natural

POSTED: William PinilisSeptember 16, 2016 at 12:03 PM / Class Action, Food Claims, Food Fraud

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.

Truffle Oil Is A Scam

POSTED: William PinilisSeptember 15, 2016 at 12:07 PM / Food Claims, Food Fraud

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.

Are You Buying Rancid Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

POSTED: William PinilisAugust 1, 2016 at 2:38 PM / Consumer News, Food Claims, Food Fraud

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.

Consumers Should Be Concerned About Fish Fraud

POSTED: William PinilisJuly 5, 2016 at 12:22 PM / Food Fraud

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...

Be An Informed Consumer With This Food Fraud Infographic

POSTED: William PinilisMay 9, 2016 at 11:30 AM / Food Claims, Food Fraud

From Parmesan cheese that contains wood pulp to Extra Virgin olive oil that is diluted with a different type of oil, we have been talking a lot about food fraud lately.

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