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The fraud of aloe vera reaches the 21 million euros
The Canary Islands Government believes that the solution is a Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) for this product
In a parliamentary committee appearance, Quintero has said that the biggest deception to consumers is produced in packaged products labeled as aloe vera canario which is intended for pharmaceutical or aesthetic use. Legally, only containing 5% of this plant produced in the Canaries can be put on the label that "contains aloe vera canary".
"The quality of aloe vera canary is much higher" than that produced in the rest of Europe, said the adviser, so the problem of this practice is "the loss" of local production. Quintero reported that fraudulent aloe vera is no longer even imported into the dust and packaged in the islands as before, but now the product is already packaged and labeled because it is more profitable.
Legally, only containing 5% of this plant produced in the Canaries can be put on the label that "contains aloe vera canary"
That imported product of inferior quality is sold at the same price as the canary with a cost four or five times lower, denounced the counselor. Quintero said that his department is advising the producers in the process of requesting the Protected Geographical Indication, which will be the tool that will allow the fight against fraud both in production and in the subsequent industrial processing that is the one that contributes the most value.