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.
Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.