We’ve all heard of phony gemstones, counterfeit bank notes and reproductions of valuable artwork, but this week’s news features a new attempt to add value to a product by disguising it as something else. The price of beef, apparently, has reached a level high enough to attract counterfeiters.
According to a UPI article, suppliers in Hungary have been dying cuts of pork to make them look like beef, and exporting the product to Sweden. Over the past two years, Sweden has imported over 95 tons of the disguised pork, which was labeled as “Argentinean tenderloin.” About 70 tons of the product already has been sold, according to the article.
So keep your eyes open. Don’t accept any diamonds you can scratch with your fingernail, $20 bills with pictures of Batman or pork chops coated with red dye.