|Posted on Friday, May 03, 2013 - 10:13 pm: || |
A growing number of cases of “food fraud” are occurring in the United States, such that you may not be able to tell what you’re really eating just by looking at the label.
Cases from 2011 & 2012, increased the number of records by 60%, or nearly 800 new records, and includes some foods you may eat everyday
Food fraud, in which foods are intentionally diluted with other ingredients or misrepresented on the label, is common
While reading labels on the products you buy is important, when it comes to food, you're far better off limiting or eliminating foods that require extensive labeling or listing of ingredients in the first place. Whole foods – the kind that have little to no labeling at all – are those that will be best for your health as well as least vulnerable to fraud.
The closer your foods are to the way they’re found in nature, and the closer you are to the actual source of your food, the greater your changes of finding pure, unadulterated food for your family.
Choose food in the least processed form possible
If you want to learn more about the types of food fraud that may be impacting foods you commonly eat, you can both search the USP database and report fraud directly at www.foodfraud.org.
|Posted on Saturday, May 04, 2013 - 12:10 am: || |
Thanks, Pat. Their food fraud files include findings from way back. An example:
The food fraud database also includes items found in imported products, such as hydrolyzed leather appearing in foods and ingredients from China.
An article on Chinese imports: