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Health risks for people who suffer from allergies: the proportion of fraud in the nut products revealed

Add the Peanuts: cheat in hazelnut products , such as the Federal Office for consumer protection and food safety (BVL) note that it can be in the context of the global call to action against food fraud revealed that, in the case of nut products is often manipulated. For those who suffer from allergies, this can have serious consequences.

In the context of the global call to action against food fraud, found that nut products are often manipulated. For allergy sufferers, other document of nuts can be dangerous. (Photo: hand-made Photo/fotolia.Com)

Nut allergy can be dangerous , health experts have repeatedly pointed out that food allergies do not underestimate. Especially nut allergies are a big burden and can in extreme cases be fatal. However, it is known that the data is not always against all nuts, allergic to be. Even worse than that, therefore, if you can not leave consumers on what nuts are included in the products purchased.

In the context of the global call to action against food fraud, found that nut products are often manipulated. For allergy sufferers, other document of nuts can be dangerous. (Photo: hand-made Photo/fotolia.com) profit counterfeiters because of cheaper raw materials it is not safe to rely, shows a letter from the Federal Office for consumer protection and food safety (BVL).

Thus established in the framework of the global call to action against food fraud in a number of cases where nut products may have been manipulated by adding peanuts and cashew nuts or almonds.

“Seemingly small differences in the costs of raw material for counterfeiters to profit if the nut house is partially replaced by cheaper raw materials”, – stated in the message of the BVL.

Cashews, peanuts and almonds in the nut products reported to have been at the end of last year, over a period of six weeks, 28 manufacturer of hazelnut products in the control and 90 products documents controls or analytical studies reviewed.

At border points of entry and 15 other organizations were reviewed. Controls comprising a total of 545 tons of goods.

According to the BVL Investigation Office found 1,300 kg of roasted chopped hazelnuts from Georgia, add the peanuts in the amount of eight percent. In 500 kg hazelnut paste from Italy, with shares of up to 45 percent proved and therefore cashew.

And in the case of any consignment other than hazelnut paste from Italy about 27 per cent of the tonsils. Because of the height of the observed shares was supposed in all cases of multiple that.

Immediate health hazard because in the case of the absence of signs of allergies to peanuts and nuts are also an immediate health risks of the products the power of trade to withdraw.

In addition to the information that has been forwarded to the European issues reporting systems head (food safety), AAC (food fraud).

The question of where the manipulation of the individual have been made, is still open and will continue. (M)

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