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Don't Open That Sesame

Chinese government strongly advises to watch out for adulterated sesame oil: Sesame oil is a popular edible oil in China, with fraudulent sesame oil on the rise. The Chinese government released new guidelines to protect consumers from sesame oil fraud. Consumers are strongly advised to carefully check the nutrition label, purchase from reliable sources and not from unauthorized small vendors, be cautious when purchasing sesame oil online, and investigate the oil’s properties such as color and smell.

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Picture Credit Susanne Kuehne

Posted on 6 September 2021