Food Fraud Consumer Alert: Are You Getting What You’re Paying For?

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When you go to the grocery store you expect that what you see is what you get. For example, if you get olive oil, you expect it to be olive oil that comes from olives. USP food fraud detectives discovered that what you are buying at the grocery store, may not be what you think it is and are calling a consumer alert.

When you go to the grocery store you expect that what you see is what you get. For example, if you get olive oil, you expect it to be olive oil that comes from olives. USP food fraud detectives discovered that what you are buying at the grocery store, may not be what you think it is and are calling a consumer alert.

The nonprofit food fraud detectives known as USP have an independent lab in Maryland. What they discovered is a rising number in fake ingredients in numerous products. According to USP the amount of food fraud is up 60 percent from 2012. The effects of these fake ingredients are extremely hazardous to public health and the USP is warning consumers, the FDA, and manufacturers.

Consumers are disturbed, but not surprised. “I think that anything that they put in there should be listed on the ingredients label,” stated one man. We know that a lot of the food out there is pretty bad. But there is hope with organic foods rising in popularity and ingredients being exposed for what they really are. Watch the video below and tell us: do you have any suggestions as to how we can be more aware of what we are eating? How do you shop wisely and healthy?

 
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