Trading standards officers seize fake Scotch in Kent

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Trading standards officers working for Medway Council in Kent seized 180 bottles of fake Scotch whisky last month, reports the BBC.

The bottles were labelled as “Granton Scotch Whisky” despite having been made in Italy.

Under UK and EU law, only whisky made in Scotland can be sold as Scotch.

Trading standards officers were working with the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) to ensure that the counterfeit Scotch was not harmful to health.

Speaking of the seizure, Medway Councillor Mike O’Brien said: “It is essential in this case that we get the alert out to local residents over this product to ensure that no one suffers any adverse effects over the festive period from consuming this bogus product.”

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