Food Fraud Hurts Your Wallet and Makes You Sick


From olive oil that has been cut with cheaper oil to honey infused with banned antibiotics and ground coffee contaminated with corn and sawdust, the food you eat is ripe for fraud.

It's costing consumers $30 billion to $40 billion a year worldwide, according to Michigan State University's Food Fraud Initiative.

And the problem is only growing. Just this year ice-cream maker Blue Bell Creameries in Brenham, Texas, agreed to an $850,000 fine after its product was found to contain harmful bacteria.

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