4 Grocery Food Frauds To Avoid
By A Healthy Slice of Life on February 24, 2013
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Editor's note: Even though I scrutinize food labels at the grocery store, sometimes this vigilance is not enough. Improperly labeled food abounds, from "100% pomegranate juice" cut with sugar water to farm-raised salmon posing as "wild-caught." Here, Brittany uncovers a few of the most common scams, and how to avoid them for the sake of your savings account as well as your health. – Judy
Some pomegranate juice labeled 100% pomegranate juice was found to be filled out with apple juice or sugar water. Lemon juice and other fruit juices from foreign manufacturers revealed added clouding agents, so the juice would look freshly squeezed. However, these additives can include dangerous pthalates and cause sickness, like it did with 4000 people in Taiwan.