April 25, 2011

Man Jailed for Falsely Labeling Food

Between Tax Week and then the posts last week about eco-friendly packaging, I didn’t have a chance to mention this news article.  According to news reports, a North Carolina man has been sentanced to 9 years in prison for mislabeling his bread as ‘gluten-free.’  The bread was sold at the State Fair and local flea markets and the labeling caused several people who suffer from celiac disease to become sick.

Obviously, labeling is not something to take lightly!  I’m working on a series of articles about labeling requirements that will run sometime in May but in the  meantime if you have any questions about your food product labels please contact your local health department.  The risk is just too great not to!