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Concerned about fake rum

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2012 | 12:00 AM


I was shocked to read your headline in last Sunday's paper, 'Bootleg rum is back'. Rum made in unsanitary conditions and glue-sealed bottles at higher prices, too?

How is it possible that this is being sold to consumers, unsuspectingly, and how is it that the Organised Crime Investigation Division has not come out with any statements about the matter? Will it be a case that I will have to call the OCID to check all my bottles of white rum to make sure they are not counterfeit?

Wray & Nephew needs to come out with an official statement warning its loyal consumers about these counterfeit bottles on the market.

These counterfeits cannot be safe as there have been complaints about diarrhoea and other medical complications. It seems that there is no direct solution, seeing that the bases of operations of the three major players have not been found. I, for one, am concerned and disappointed.

Jamaicans love their white rum, even if it is for medicinal purposes. I appreciate a daily drink myself. Now, with these counterfeit Wray & Nephew bottles on the market, there are many health hazards to be mindful of.

Wray & Nephew, tell us what we need to do to keep ourselves safe!