Editor’s Note: Counterfeits kill.
From: Irish Times
UK organisation urges drinkers to be cautious of fake booze in the run-up to New Year’s Eve
UK authorities have urged drinkers to be cautious of fake booze in the run-up to New Year’s Eve. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Drinkers planning to celebrate the new year with their favourite tipple risk blindness or even death if they buy fake alcoholic drinks, the UK’s Trading Standards body has warned.
Hundreds of thousands of litres of counterfeit booze have been seized in the run-up to the festive season, the Local Government Association (LGA) said, as officials try to quash the billion-pound bootleg alcohol industry and keep revellers safe.