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TheDailyMeal.com: Food Frauds in Your Grocery Store

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Fruit Juice and Jams

Pomegranate juice was pinpointed as a commonly tampered-with juice, as pear and grape juice often found their way into the supposedly healthy products. Other instances of food fraud, however, are a bit more alarming. Some reports found that foreign manufacturers would sneak in more dangerous, cheaper clouding agents that make juices and jams look more appealing (the more expensive, but legal, option would be palm oil).

In one instance, records found the plasticizer di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) added to juices and jams, a product actually used in plastic casings. DEHP was discovered in 206 products exported to 22 countries, not to mention 877 products from 315 companies. In Taiwan alone, an estimated 4,000 victims were affected.

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