Fraudulent alcoholic beverages often carry health risks for consumers, since counterfeit products may contain contaminants such as methanol, chloroform, isopropanol and more, leading to kidney and liver problems, blindness and sometimes death. A store owner in the UK was fined for selling counterfeit vodka under the label of a famous Scottish distillery. The Foods Standards Agency is taking these (rare) cases of counterfeit alcohol in the UK extremely seriously due to the potentially serious health impact on consumers.
- Taylor , P. (November 10, 2021). “Liverpool store sold fake Glen’s vodka unfit for consumption”. Securing Industry.