Counterfeit Alcohol

Fake booze: What's inside is not always what it says on the outside

9 tips for spotting fake booze

By Poppleston Allen

As pub owners or operators, you might not consider your premises to be on the radar of the regulatory authorities in same way as the off-trade. But trading standards, the police, and HMRC regularly carry out spot-checks of bars, pubs and restaurants on...

Counterfeit alcohol: Regular compliance audits should be undertaken, and remedial measures put into action

Legal tips: how to spot counterfeit alcohol

By Poppleston Allen

Many readers of the PMA will be aware of the dangers of selling counterfeit alcohol and already have systems in place to address this issue. This is a salutary reminder of the risks faced if counterfeit alcohol is found, sold or consumed on licensed premises.