Food fraud is on the rise and 40 per cent of Canadians have been victim to it according to a recent survey. Food fraud affects the entire food economy, from food businesses growing and selling high-quality products, to consumers facing allergies and food intolerances worried about misleading packaging claims.
In recent months, Mucci Farms in Ontario was fined $1.5 million for selling Mexican tomatoes as a product of Canada; another company, Cericola Farms was in court over organic mislabelling accusations.
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This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.
Deborah McCoy – Is an investigative journalist and has over 17 years of investigation experience in both the private and public business sectors. Since joining CFN, Ms. McCoy has become a true advocate for victims of fraud and increasing the public’s awareness in fraud prevention.