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.