What are some warning signs of suspicious food products?

Following the 'fake food' reports that have been swamping the media recently, we were asked what signs could alert you to a food that has been tampered with and is suspicious enough to warrant reporting it to the authorities.  Here are some tips which could help.


You should consider these indicators:

  • Are there visible signs of tampering with the date?
  • Is the general quality of the printing on the labels poor?
  • Where it was manufactured?
  • Does it have a batch code  & expiry date?
  • Does it appear to have been repacked?
  • Is the packaging material still intact, or is there evidence of tampering?
  • Is it is much cheaper than normal?  (If it seems too good to be true, then maybe it is!)


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