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Food fraud' a growing problem in grocery stores

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.


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I know a guy that buys honey and wholesales it to groceries

He gets it in drums %1,200 for 50 gallons might be much higher now.
Then he buys the honey comb cuts it into sections as the comb is cheaper than honey.
It takes up half of the quart jar so you get much less honey.

Some times he adds syrup to it.
He also adds syrup to his sargum molasses.

I know milk they promote low fat because one gallon makes 40 to 50
gallons of 2% milk.

Tell me more about the orange juice and olive oil are there certain brands to watch out for?

Only a thief would add syrup to honey

High fructose corn syrup is selling for about 30 cent per pound, honey is worth $2.15 per pound wholesale. Most can't detect adulteration of honey and if beet sugar is used only a Lab can see it.

That's why it's important to by directly from the beekeeper. But then some unscrupulous beekeepers will feed syrup to bees so as to extract the syrup as honey. Honey that isn't heated much during the extracting process should turn sugary within a month. This is proof of buying pure honey because syrup and beet sugar won't turn sugary for a year if ever.

Gold standard: because man can not be trusted to control his greed