Fake whisky poses serious health risk
Counterfeit whisky, containing dangerous levels of methanol, is being sold in the Hatfield area.
The fake product is sold in bottles carrying forged Johnnie Walker Black Label Whisky labels.
Methanol poisoning includes ...
There is no maximum limit for methanol in whisky. However, the level of methanol found in this counterfeit product is 2000 times the normal level.
People who are buying Johnnie Walker Black Label Scotch Whisky can check whether they have the real or counterfeit product in three ways ...
Anyone concerned should contact the Food Standards Agency on 020 7276 8888 or Hertfordshire Trading Standards on 01438 737300 or 01923 471300.
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November 30, 2002