Susanne Kuehne, Decernis
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The Tale Of The Fraudulent Tail

By Susanne Kuehne
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Susanne Kuehne, Decernis

A UK supermarket has been stripped of an alcohol license for selling fraudulent wine.

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Even relatively small instances of food and beverage fraud can have big consequences, all the way down to retailers. A UK supermarket lost its alcohol license after several bottles of a well-known Australian wine brand turned out to be fake, which was confirmed by the wine producer. The license holder did not assist in finding the reason why the counterfeit bottles showed up at the store, blaming the incident on the employees instead.

Resource

  1. Staff Reporter. (February 12, 2021). “Fake Yellow Tail wine costs UK supermarket its license”. Securing Industry.

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