Susanne Kuehne, Decernis
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Coffee That’s Not Just Full of Beans

By Susanne Kuehne
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Susanne Kuehne, Decernis

Glass and plastic contamination are detected in fraudulent coffee product.

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Fraudulent food and beverage products can sometimes have serious health implications. A fake soluble coffee product made its way to some small retailers in Germany and contains dangerous glass and plastic shards. The public is requested to report the counterfeit product. The investigation of this very serious, hazardous fraud is ongoing.


  1. Von Redaktion, B. (October 22, 2021). “Warnung: Erhebliche Gesundheitsgefahr durch gefährliche Produktfälschung von löslichem Kaffee”. ProductWarnung D-A-CH.

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