Susanne Kuehne, Decernis
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How Not To Sweeten the Deal

By Susanne Kuehne
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Susanne Kuehne, Decernis

Extensive fraud in Greek honey imports has been discovered.

Food fraud, Honey
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Honey continues to be a popular target for fraudulent activity, as this latest case shows. A large number of batches of honey imported into Greece from inside and outside the European Union contained adulterants like added sugars and prohibited caramel colors, which was proven by chemical analysis. Honey produced in Greece was not affected. The adulterated products were immediately withdrawn from the market and the public was advised not to consume them.

Resource

  1. United Food Control Agency (April 16, 2021) “Recall of lots of honey”. EFET Portal.

 

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