CIBO CRIMINALE

View previous topic View next topic Go down

CIBO CRIMINALE

Post by Gala Placidia on Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:57 pm

I have just watched a very worrying report on Spanish TV regarding organized crime and fraud in the Italian food industry. A new book, "Cibo Criminale" tells about criminal involvement in the industry that would amount to 60 billion euro a year. Using the "Made in Italy" label, the organised fraud system not only sells products which are not 100% Italian - that would be minor fraud - but are also poisoning people by using products which do not comply with basic hygiene and health standards and regulations. Obviously, you know who are involved in this fraud and it is estimated that their profit amounts to some 12 billion yearly. Italy has a great reputation for food products which can be damaged by these practices. This is the book that has made those claims Cibo Criminale and there is plenty of information on the Web if you do a search using those words. Most of this information is in Italian, though. I do hope that the Italian authorities will act swiftly to protect honest producers.
avatar
Gala Placidia
Moderator

Posts : 1816
Join date : 2013-05-20

Back to top Go down

Re: CIBO CRIMINALE

Post by ghiro on Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:17 pm

Good information Gala, but nothing new under the sun.

Here is a report from almost exactly a year ago: http://www.foodnews.co.nz/28007/mozzarella-master-arrested-on-fraud-charges/

Shocking, but probably only the tip of the iceberg Shocked Shocked
avatar
ghiro
Moderator

Location : Massa-Carrara
Posts : 822
Join date : 2013-05-24

Back to top Go down

Re: CIBO CRIMINALE

Post by Gala Placidia on Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:21 pm

Yes, I have heard about  the mozzarella story and the reporters said tonight that it was what originated this enquiry and the book itself. There are lots of different stories, covering tomatoes from China, different oils - some of them quite unhealthy - blended together and sold as "extra virgin olive oil"... it is not only the origin of the olives used, as it has been well known that Greek and Spanish olives had been used in the past, but the oils were not fraudulent (well, not totally even if the product was not 100% Italian), and when you blend other oils that are not olive oils, some of them quite unhealthy and sell them as "extra virgin"... It is very serious and damaging. Obviously, the usual criminal organisations are behind this profitable fraud.
avatar
Gala Placidia
Moderator

Posts : 1816
Join date : 2013-05-20

Back to top Go down

Re: CIBO CRIMINALE

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum