“Fake” cocoa co-ops busted in Peru

We are often asked: how do you know your coffee is Fairtrade. We explain the global Fairtrade organisation Flocert has rigorous inspection systems which are designed to detect frauds like fake co-ops which are really controlled from outside and not by the co-op members. One such setup producing cocoa in Peru has recently had it’s certification suspended, reports Coffee and Cocoa International.