Warning as fake vodka hits the Fylde

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A WARNING has gone out after more than 30 bottles of potentially dangerous vodka may have been sold to the public in Fylde.

Trading Standards received information from the police a convenience store in Wesham was selling a fake brand called Drop Vodka (pictured left).

Officers from Lancashire County Council inspected the shop and seized three bottles of the vodka from behind the counter.

Officers were told the shop originally had three cases of 12 bottles.

The county council’s Analyst Service found the drink contained potentially toxic types of alcohol and not enough alcohol to be called vodka.

Albert Atkinson, deputy leader of the county council, said: “This drink cannot be called vodka as it does not have the required minimum alcohol content of 37.5 per cent volume. We are committed to stamping out food fraud and ensuring that illegal products are not sold in our shops.

“People who drink fake spirits are risking serious health problems owing to potentially toxic chemicals and unregulated alcohol content.”

Bottled in Italy, Drop vodka is said to be a blend of selected ingredients to give it its taste and delicate aroma.

Anyone who wants to report fake drinks can Consumer Direct on 08454 040506.