Fake Cherries

Food fraud in fresh fruit is a thing

Karen Constable
2 min readFeb 25, 2023

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Fruit gets counterfeited. Faked. Counterfeit fruit. Fake fresh fruit? (Really?)

It can be hard to believe, for those of us who live in places where high quality, reasonably-priced fruit is the norm, but fruit counterfeiting is a thing. It occurs more commonly in countries where premium imported fruit is an expensive status symbol. But it can happen…

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Karen Constable

I keep you up to date with food integrity news (food safety and food fraud). Creator of the ultra-popular Food Fraud Risk Information Trello board.