Food for fraud

Food for fraud

Supplement manufacturers are getting away with dangerous false claims.

Food fraud is alive and well in South Africa, where consumers are “getting screwed” by manufacturers all over the show – and nobody is taking action.

It’s happening with fish in restaurants, with meat, biltong, spices, chocolate, honey and – big ones – breakfast cereals and sport supplements.

This was the startling message from respected consumer activist, Dr Harris Steinman at a major food conference in the Mother City recently.

Steinman, who is director of the Cape Town-based Food and Allergy Consulting and Testing Services (Facts) has featured in numerous Noseweek reports exposing false advertising and fake remedies.

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Submitted by : KG on 2017-10-01 11:19:40
Greed is the underlying factor in all of this. There's no longer ethics in business only the desire to be rich at all costs; even if it means that innocent people will die. When it comes to our health, we really have to apply common sense - drink water, eat in moderation, rest, but most importantly avoid miracle cures as they simply do not exist.

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Hear, hear!


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