Types of Mislabeled Foods in the United States

According to a study by the Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection Program at Michigan State University, the following food items were found to have been counterfeited.

The study analyzed its product database of counterfeit items, and found that 16 percent of counterfeit foods involved olive oil, 14 percent involved watered down milk, 7 percent was counterfeit honey, and 2 to 4 percent of the counterfeit items were fruit juices.

Worldwide, counterfeit foods create a $49 Billion market.

Source:  “Fake Food Trying To Make Its Way Into The U.S.,” CBS Miami, June 18, 2012.