Food Fraud: 8 Hoaxes To Look Out For At The Grocery Store
According to this article, mislabeling food products at the grocery store happens more often than you think. In other words, you could be overpaying for that carton of milk because it might not be local or organic after all.
Avoiding fakes comes down largely to being an informed shopper and buying from trustworthy sources. Branded products tend to have more supply-chain safeguards, says Narrod. "It's their reputation on the line, so they have things in place," she says. It can also help to buy products with shorter supply chains which tend to be local or minimally processed, Spink says. And if the taste of an item seems off, or you get sick, it's worth alerting both the store and the local public health department.