Friday, December 30, 2016

Cheating: Too much air, consumer advocates criticize the food … – Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger

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The consumer centers insist on stricter rules against too much air in food packages, the illusion of a bigger content. “Many people feel that as a deception, maybe even fraud” – said the head of the consumer center Federal Association (vzbv), Klaus Müller, the German press Agency. “You pay for something you get later in the Form.” This broth is a permanent nuisance, for example when buying coffee, powdered drinks, desserts, Breakfast cereals, or Instant. “It would be desirable to have clear rules on what is legal for certain products,” claimed Müller.

cheating is there everywhere

A sample of the consumer centre of Hamburg revealed recently that twelve contained studied packs in an average of 40 percent air. So a bag of Risotto and a cereal box were 49 per cent empty, a bag of Baby rusks to 29 percent. Also in the case of cosmetics, the cheating were found to be””, for example, a cream with an Air content of 68 percent.

Miller said that there are a few products such as pressure-sensitive chocolates, in which the eye is to eat the flesh. Since it is in the nature of things, that you buy due to a contactor, the bigger pack might be up to 30 percent air. All other products are likely to contain at most as much air, as it is the filling of technically mandatory. Any air beyond is not only expensive for the consumers and due to additional Packungsmülls also bad for the environment. (dpa)

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