Counterfeit Foods

News and information about counterfeit food products and the sale of mislabeled foods. The data about various forms of food fraud and substandard foods are collected from public health officials, criminal justice reports and other public information sources.

Between 1998 and 2004, the number of counterfeit food and beverages seized at the borders of the European Union increased by 200 percent.

In 2004, the number of counterfeit food and beverages seized was 4.4 million, with products from Lipton, Coca Cola and Nestle being the most counterfeited brands seized.

(More statistics on counterfeiting.)

 

Counterfeit beverages account for up to 70 to 80 percent of all beverages sold in Vietnam.

 

Turkey was the main source of counterfeit food products seized by European Union custom agents in 2006.

(Ranking of counterfeit goods by losses.)