Items with Counterfeit Made in Italy Labels Seized

In 2012, government security services in Italy seized 28,000 tons of counterfeit food labels or adulterated products that was falsely labeled during the year. The counterfeit foods seized were worth $684 Million (€500 Million).

47 percent of the counterfeit labels involved Italian wine products.

4.6 tons of fake foods involved canned tomatoes, which were falsely labeled as organic or being produced in Italy.

Source:  “Food pirates peddling fake olive oil, Chinese tomato sauce,” Ansa, December 5, 2013.