An Appellation Hodgepodge

When the claim of “own production” goes no further than the label: In Italy’s Tuscany / Maremma region, a fraud system with a broad scope that included clandestine meat, vegetable and fruits was set up by a company that claimed to sell these items from their own production. Included in this fraud was a significant amount of wine, some of the wine was violating health regulations. The products were either mislabeled by removing original labels, or did not have any labeling and traceability. Due to their questionable origin and potential impact on human health, the products were seized by officials and scheduled for destruction.

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Picture Credit Susanne Kuehne

Posted on 31 May 2021