Watch Out for Food Fraud! (VZ 222)

Don’t be Fooled by Food Fraud!

According to Michigan State University’s Food Fraud Initiative, food fraud is “a collective term used to encompass the deliberate and intentional substitution, addition, tampering, or misrepresentation of food, food ingredients, or food packaging; or false or misleading statements made about a product, for economic gain.”

In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we share a few of the most common food frauds to watch out for.

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Question: Do you regularly read ingredient labels when you are shopping?

Thanks for listening!

Peace and Veggies,
Vickie and Larissa

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