Food crime is committed in various forms – ingredient substitution, use of illegal substances, noncompliant processing, product adulteration, package mislabelling, brand counterfeiting, document forging, or outright fraud.
There are no verifiable data for Nigeria but in the United States, the total amount of counterfeit goods in today’s market is valued at over $653 billion per year. Even the most regular food can be fake and you may be surprised by the quality of what you find in the package. There have been several high-profile fake food stories breaking in the news in the past couple of months, so it is a good time to revisit this topic and alert you and help you learn how to spot fake peak milk powder.
Following the discovery of fake peak milk Sachets in some parts of Nigeria, there has been an outcry that what befell many countries during the China Milk Scandal where many babies died could befall Nigeria with catastrophic consequences considering the role sachet milk plays in complementary feeding in Nigeria.
For over 60 years, FrieslandCampina WAMCO which produces peak milk has been providing high-quality dairy products through its brands, Peak, Three Crowns, and Friso; these brands have become household names. The company in a statement on their Facebook page wrote “Our attention has been drawn to a video about counterfeit Peak Milk vs the original. Kindly note that all products from our factory satisfies all necessary quality control checks before release to our consumers.
Food safety is a top priority for the Peak brand and we are currently investigating this issue in collaboration with relevant Regulators. Please support the investigation by spreading this message.”
How to Spot Fake Peak Milk sachet
Peak Evaporated Milk is a rich and creamy milk that is fortified with 28 Vitamins and Minerals. Peak Milk Powder is also rich and fortified with 28 Vitamins and Minerals. Peak Milk Powder is made of the most delicious pure cow’s milk. Peak Whole Milk Powder has a rich and creamy taste and contains important nutrients like Calcium, Protein, and Vitamin A. It is a natural product, does not contain any preservatives, and dissolves easily in warm and cold previously boiled water. In addition to making a milk drink, Peak Milk Powder can also be used for cooking, baking, and with cereals. Peak Milk Powder is packed in convenient re-closable tins and has a shelf life of 24 months when stored correctly. Peak Milk Powder is also available in pouches and sachets.
How To Spot Fake Peak Milk Sachet
Here is how to differentiate between a fake Peak milk powder vs Original peak milk powder;
- The NAFDAC registration number and expiry dates on the original sachet is on the blue strip at the back of the sachet while the fake product has these details including the expiry date at the bottom of the sachet
- The Color and texture of the fake peak milk sachet is lighter
- The original peak milk powder is a light yellow fine powder while the fake product is darker with clumps and granular residues.