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Title : Shops inundated with fake wines and vodkas which 'can cause blindness,' public warned
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Source : The Independent
Year : 2018
Link : https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/shops-inundated-with-fake-wines-and-vodkas-which-can-cause-blindness-public-warned-9603072.html
Country : United Kingdom
Commodity: AB Alcoholic Beverages-All
Abstract: The public is being warned to look out for fake wines and vodkas being ushered into local off licenses by crooked salesmen. As many as one in five off-licences in certain locations across the country are selling counterfeit goods, officials say, as the government now warns the public to beware. Criminals plaster convincing labels to bottles of their low quality wine, before selling them to smaller, independent shopkeepers, the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) said. Doncaster Council has even launched a ‘Fight the Fakes’ campaign to alert the public over the peddling of illegal alcohol and the bodily harms risked by ingesting the products. “