Susanne Kuehne, Decernis
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Wake Up And Seize the Coffee

By Susanne Kuehne
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Susanne Kuehne, Decernis

Large amounts of fraudulent coffee were seized in Brazil.

Coffee, Food fraud
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Twelve thousand packs of adulterated coffee that did not match quality standards were seized in Brazil. The coffee was not labeled correctly, and in addition contained foreign matter, such as bark and wood. This investigation is part of a larger operation that altogether seized 15 tons of adulterated coffee, which contained corn, did not adhere to quality standards, and was packaged with a counterfeit purity seal.


  1. Brito, J. (January 18, 2022). “De milho a madeira na composição: 12 mil pacotes de café são apreendidos no ES”. Espirito Santo.

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