|Topic||Trade, market and official controls
Methods and Manufacturing
The Indian authorities seized almost 10 tons of lollipops and candies(for children) adulterated with talcum powder. The Indian police uncovered an organisation producing fake turmeric and chili powder starting from chemicals and waste materials (e.g. wood dust and rice powder). Products were misbranded with the logo of a popular company before entering the market. - A local Malaysian journal discovered a huge fraud case involving fake “halal” certifications. - Two Italian companies have been caught selling low-quality apple juice mislabelled as “organic” and containing expired fruits (with high levels of mycotoxins) and unauthorised substances (e.g. sugar, plant protection products). - Spanish Civil Guard seized 122 tons of meat (poultry, beef, pork, rabbit) unfit for human consumption, and mislabelled in terms of freshness (e.g. expiry date), origin, and organic labels. The authorities are currently investigating ten companies. -The Jordan Food and Drug Administration (JFDA) seized 27 tons of powdered milk and cheese, with falsified nutrition labels, all over the country. The products were apparently not suitable for human consumption as well.