anomalies observed in many butters

anomalies observed in many butters
anomalies observed in many butters

France is the world’s largest consumer of butter. Per year, a French person consumes on average eight kilograms of butter. UFC Que Choisir reveals controls carried out on these products. According to the results of this survey carried out by the General Directorate for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control (DGCCRF), nearly a third of the controls reveal more or less serious anomalies in the composition and labeling of butter and milk fat.

According to the controls, almost 30% of the analyzes reveal anomalies concerning the manufacturing process or the composition. In detail, several anomalies were observed: “the use of milk fats other than cream and not authorized for certain types of quality butter“, “a salt deficit for salted or semi-salted butters“, “a water content that is too high compared to regulatory thresholds affecting the quality of the products” And “the use of mixtures of butters or recycled butters for butters which nevertheless benefit from a qualifier of superiority“.

Cost savings

The temptation is all the stronger as the price of milk fat has reached high levels in recent years, due to a deficit in French production. Fraud was up in 2019 compared to the same survey conducted in 2015-2016, with an anomaly rate of 14%“, reports the DGCCRF.

These practices are not regulatory and may constitute fraud. Often, manufacturers seek to save on a raw material. According to the conclusions of the DGCCRF, only one report was drawn up, for “destruction of seals“.

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