The next food fraud? Worse than the ”Horsegate”

If the explosion of the infamous "Horsemeat Scandal" was greeted at first with disbelief and barely concealed laughter from the public and media, the following concern for a public health risk revealed itself in a short time as completely not founded. None of these two reactions seem to be triggered by what could be the … Continue reading The next food fraud? Worse than the ”Horsegate”

Mislabeling – Tonic Water – Recall in Australia (undeclared quinine)

An interesting recall in Australia, since also in EU is mandatory declare on the label the presence of quinine as flavou​ring in such beverages. For more information about this recall click here. Quinine is a natural white crystalline alkaloid having antipyretic, antimalarial, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory properties and a bitter taste. Quinine occurs naturally in the bark of … Continue reading Mislabeling – Tonic Water – Recall in Australia (undeclared quinine)