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Posts tagged ‘Counterfeit Food’
Jan Davis writes: Most of us have at some stage come across cheap knock-off copies of expensive brands – Louis Vuitton handbags, Ralph Polo shirts, Rolex watches, Nikes - whatever. Maybe you even succumbed to temptation.
Chinese counterfeiting has been a challenge to many major corporations and fashion houses for decades. However, the copyists have moved on and the latest trend is in faking foods and consumables.
This is proving a nightmare for Australian farmers, agribusinesses and consumers.
ABC Radio National: Australian food producers and exporters are calling on the federal government to do more to protect the nation's clean, green image against a rising tide of counterfeiting.
Unscrupulous foreign operators are taking advantage of Australia's reputation for quality food by counterfeiting labels and packaging to sell their own inferior and potentially unsafe product in international markets.