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Reports Raise Industry, Consumer Interests on Presence of Cellulose Levels in Grated Cheese Products

Posted by John Williams

March 11, 2016 at 10:00 AM

magnifying glassA February 16th Bloomberg News investigation which revealed that a canister of grated cheese, purported to be 100% Parmesan Cheese, contained 8.8% cellulose has thrown more lighter fluid on an already incendiary industry topic, food fraud and traceability.

The article resulted in a firestorm of coverage in mainstream and social media, with quoted industry experts citing that 20% of domestically produced Parmesan cheese may be mislabeled, largely due to fillers like cellulose in grated products.

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Topics: Nutritional Labeling, Traceability, Food Fraud, Parmesan cheese


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