French officials target Italy’s alleged kiwi fruit fraudsters

//French officials target Italy’s alleged kiwi fruit fraudsters

French officials target Italy’s alleged kiwi fruit fraudsters

French fraud investigators say they have uncovered a €6 million (US$6.8 million) scam in which Italian kiwis were passed off as more expensive French-grown fruit.Consumer officials say 15,000 tonnes of the fruit were wrongly labelled over three years and have launched legal action against seven suppliers, who risk prison sentences and €300,000 fines if convicted.Suspicions were raised when French kiwi producers queried the amount of fruit on the market. They produce about 45,000 tonnes of the…

Article by [author-name] (c) South China Morning Post - Read full story here.

By | 2019-03-25T14:50:18+00:00 March 25th, 2019|World|Comments Off on French officials target Italy’s alleged kiwi fruit fraudsters