The Albanian NFA has uncovered a major fraud where vegetable fat labelled as margarine manufactured in Ukraine was imported and then sold as "butter" in Albania. The same importer also labelled some of the product as "buttermilk" and the Ukranian origin changed to Germany. After 5 inspections, the NFA fined the importer a total of Albanian Lek 2.9 million (around £21,000) and removed 47 tons of margarine from the market.

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  • Dear Mark,

    in Albania this is only the peak of the iceberg.

    This type of fraud was discovered based on documents, but a lot of efforts is needed to verify the authenticity of sold products based on analytical tests.

    Greetings from Albania,

    Fatjon Hoxha

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