Remember a couple of weeks ago we told you how to spot fake vodka? Well holy smokes look what the Trading Standards unit in Cardiff Council sent to our inbox the other day…
The vodka is called Arctic Ice.
Now while all legitimate food and drink producers are subject to official checks to ensure that the food and drink on sale within the UK is safe, Arctic Ice has not been registered by any company within the UK.
The vodka has been tested and has been proven to contain dangerous levels of methanol this is used in antifreeze. It also contains solvents and cleaning fluid.
This vodka may seem like a good idea as it’s cheap but you need to be aware of some facts on what side effects it can have on you. These include; abdominal pain, drowsiness, dizziness or even blindness. If consumed you need to seek medical advice.
These types of vodka are completely unsafe and you need to be sure what you are drinking is safe.
I have been in the pub trade and have been approached by many people who would like to make money by selling these types of vodka. Apart from the fact that it has serious health risks, it is also having a negative effect on our economy and legitimate business.
So if you see any type of vodka that looks to be fake give these guys a buzz…
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) - 0800595000
Food Standards Agency Food Fraud hotline – 02072768527