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“Hello, this is Fraud Repression”: how the supermarket controls the origin of products

“Hello, this is Fraud Repression”: how the supermarket controls the origin of products

“Hello, this is Fraud Repression”: how the supermarket controls the origin of products

“Hello madam, this is anti-fraud, can you inform the director?” » The administrator picks up the phone. On this Tuesday, February 13, it is not yet 11 am and the counters in this hypermarket near Dax (Landes) are still sparse. Alerting the journalists accompanying inspectors from the General Directorate of Competition, Consumer Affairs and Anti-Fraud DGCCRF, the guard laughs: “Are we going to be shown on TV? » The store manager smiles less openly, but resigns himself. “We have nothing to hide, come on,” he says.

Following the trio of controllers, we head to the stalls with fruits and vegetables. While keeping the brand name confidential, we were able to observe this operation aimed at the possible practice of “Frenchization,” a scheme that involves deceiving the consumer by demonstrating that the product is of French origin when the product is not.

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Source: Le Parisien

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