Wokingham Trading Standards Issue Fake Vodka Warning


Wokingham Trading Standards Service have issued a warning that fake vodka may be in circulation in the area, after the seizure of just under 700 one-litre bottles of vodka from a premises in Woodley.

Initial analysis of the vodka, branded as Drop Vodka, revealed that it contained methanol, potentially breaching a number of pieces of food law. The product also contained chloroform, indicating contamination, and the alcohol content also was much lower than stated. This analysis has indicated the vodka is unfit for human consumption.

Trading standards officers are now investigating the possible source of the vodka. In the meantime, members of the public are asked to contact their local trading standards service if they become suspicious or aware that counterfeit product is in circulation.

For further information, please contact Trading Standards on (01635) 519 930 or email [email protected]

November 25, 2011 |

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