Food fraud' a growing problem in grocery storesSubmitted by meekandmild on Sat, 12/21/2013 - 19:28
If you are what you eat, you could be having an identity crisis. Foods we eat every day could include ingredients that aren't supposed to be the there. It's called "food fraud" and its a growing problem.
Fish, honey, milk, orange juice, and olive oil - what do they all have in common? They top the list when it comes to food fraud.
Cheap imitations are filling up grocery store shelves.
"One of the ways that happens is by substituting one ingredient for another. It's hard for consumers," said Dr. Mark Stoeckle, a Senior Research Associate in the Program for the Human Environment at The Rockefeller University.
High cost ingredients are especially susceptible to fraud, says Stoeckle.