New Delhi: The incidence of fraud usually increases during the festive season. It is very difficult to assess the economic impact of public health or food fraud. Nevertheless, studies of cases and cases of fraud show that the trend is increasing.
How to avoid buying adulterated and counterfeit goods?
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has analyzed a total of 1 lakh 6 thousand 459 samples from across the country during 2018-2019. They found that 15.8 per cent of food samples were substandard, 3.7 per cent unsafe and 9 per cent had incorrect labeling on food samples. Therefore, there are a few things to keep in mind when shopping and using packaged foods.
Purchase goods from an authorized seller and don’t forget to take a bill. When shopping from an authorized retailer, the shopper is expected to deliver the original product. Don’t get bogged down in online delivery by seeing ads from new and unfamiliar platforms. Always be sure to collect the appropriate bill. Upon receipt of misleading material from the seller, a claim can be made by bill.
Beware of fake websites – don’t fall prey to lucrative prices and discounts using an online delivery system. Go online again to confirm the website and make sure it is trustworthy. An online counterfeit shopping website can sell you counterfeit goods or make you financially vulnerable.
Check the nutrition label – Always read the nutrition label carefully. The nutritional truth on the label reveals the understanding between diet and old disease. Nutrition labels can help identify counterfeit goods from real ones. The counterfeit product records some content that is not really the original product.