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n 1. the inaccurate identification of a product in which the label lists ingredients or components that are not actually included within the product.
2. the inaccurate identification of a product in which actions claimed by the product are not truly achieved.
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Using documented corrections to final reports as a measure of efficacy, we believed that as many as 95% of these preanalytic mislabels were detected and corrected before analysis.
Roger Edmunds, Carmarthenshire council's trading standards manager, said: "It has become big business for companies to mislabel eggs.
Under the current system, the ministry does not disclose the names of producers who deliberately mislabel their products if they comply with orders from the farm minister to improve their business practices.