Food Frauds and Scams
Protecting Yourself Against Food Fraud
Food frauds are scams involving food and anything that you might eat or drink. Examples are dietary supplement scams, phony diet pills, worthless memory boosters, sexual performance enhancers. The links below provide information about Medical Frauds provided by reputable U.S. Federal Government Agencies and independent research organizations.
Information on Food and Nutrition from FDA
- Claims That Can be Made for Conventional Foods and Dietary Supplements
- Fake Food Fight (economic adulteration of food)
- 'Miracle' Health Claims: Add a Dose of Skepticism (FDA, FTC)
- Tips for the Savvy Supplement User: Making Informed Decisions FDA Consumer
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