This September 15, many people celebrate the anniversary of the beginning of Independence by going to bars or Mexican parties where the open bar modality is offered, therefore, it is essential to identify if your drinks are adulterated and could affect our health.
However, in order to increase their profits, some establishments adulterate drinks.
Therefore, it is important that if you are going to go out tonight to shout or buy a drink to drink at home, you can identify through simple steps, if a drink was adulterated or not.
En México, 4 de cada 10 bebidas alcohólicas vendidas son falsas o adulteradas.
Es muy importante disponer de los envases de manera adecuada. pic.twitter.com/PO8epdetUB
— Oswaldo Nuno (@Oswaldo_NG) July 24, 2022
How can I identify if your drinks were adulterated?
The first step to verify that an alcoholic beverage is not adulterated, in case of ordering a full bottle, is to verify that the cap does not rotate or drain liquid.
As a second step, and in case you find yourself in a place where you can choose your bottle yourself, it is to compare that the filling is the same as that of other containers.
A variation in the amount of fluid could indicate that it suffered an alteration.
Turn the bottle and return it to its original position and notice how bubbles rise, if you see particles falling, it is a product that was not made with sufficient quality and hygiene.
Check the label, most of the labels have a horizontal gluing system that prevents them from being completely removed.
The hologram is also a key point, check that it is authentic (without erasures, amendments, evenly placed, laser engraving, light refraction in each part of the engraving that projects different colors depending on the angle of incidence of light).
Both the label, the hologram and other elements of this type must be well glued and placed.
As a last point, make sure that the labels are not superimposed on others and that they have reliefs that are noticeable by touch and direct inks. Counterfeits use prints that simulate color, never reflective ink.
Remember that adulterated alcoholic beverages are made without quality and hygiene control and are a risk to your health.