Food fraud: Popular oregano brands selling adulterated products
Shoppers buying and sprinkling chopped oregano leaves to flavour their food might actually be using entirely different ingredients, says consumer advocacy group Choice.
A lab test found seven out of 12 popular oregano products were found to contain less than 50 per cent oregano leaves. They were bulked out with olive and sumac leaves.
The worst offender was Master of Spices, which was only 10 per cent oregano, followed by Hoyt’s, at 11 per cent, and Aldi’s Stonemill, at 26 per cent.
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/business/consumer-affairs/food-fraud-popular-oregano-brands-selling-adulterated-products-20160404-gnygjo.html