ALLEGED EGG LABELLING FRAUD BY BRAND LEADER IN ITALYOctober 27th, 2020
While Italy’s was grappling with strict containment measures due to the coronavirus pandemic, a special unit of food and health investigators from Carabinieri police uncovered an alleged corporate fraud in which a leading Italian egg brand had sold on the Italian market eggs sourced from Poland and Spain, illegally stamping them as “Italian”. As a result, police sequestered 3 million eggs with the fraudulent country of origin labels that a leading fresh egg brand from Cremona, in northern Italy, was set to sell on the market. Prosectors are currently investigating the alleged fraud attempt. We’d get comments from the company, police and experts to assess the nature and extend of mislabelling crimes in the Italian food industry and how the coronavirus pandemic might have had an impact on this case and others.