It is called to make an item look like having features that are not in its structure in terms of shape, composition and quality, imitating the analogy of another substance, to remove all or part of the nutrients that give the basic characteristics of a food item against the legislation, to change the amount, to replace it with another substance that does not carry the same value.
When it comes to food products, imitation not only deceive the consumer, but also bring health problems.
Oils and spirits are the most important product groups in this distress. It may bother us to think that the butter we eat is not butter, but actually other fats, or that olive oil is actually another vegetable oil. It’s like knowing that the alcohol consumed is not actually derived from real fruits, only to be known that ethyl alcohol of agricultural origin is aromatized and released.
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