Eco­nomic Adul­ter­ation

Consumer Voice - - Your Food May Be Adulterate­d -

A food is adul­ter­ated if it omits a valu­able con­stituent or sub­sti­tutes an­other sub­stance, in whole or in part, for a valu­able con­stituent (for in­stance, olive oil added to tea-tree oil); con­ceals dam­age or in­fe­ri­or­ity in any man­ner (such as fresh fruit with food col­or­ing on its sur­face to con­ceal de­fects); or any sub­stance has been added to it or packed with it to in­crease its bulk or weight, re­duce its qual­ity or strength, or make it ap­pear big­ger or of greater value than it is (for ex­am­ple, scal­lops to which wa­ter has been added to make them heav­ier).

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