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Trading Standards

Sheffield Trading Standards are responsible for the enforcement of laws controlling the accuracy, description, price, quality, quantity, and safety of goods and services.


Illegal alcohol

Illegal alcohol, is either fake booze that has been produced in counterfeit bottles and has been labelled as a genuine product or genuine branded alcohol that has been stolen in bulk and sold on, so it avoids paying any tax or duty.

It can contain chemicals used in cleaning products, screen wash and antifreeze.  Drinking illegal alcohol can cause nausea, dizziness, blindness and even coma.



Download our ways to spot illegal alcohol below. It explains the dangers of illegal alcohol, what to look out for, and how to report any concerns that you may have.



Download our retailers leaflet below. It explains the risks of selling illegal alcohol, what to look out for, and steps to take to make sure you avoid selling illegal alcohol.

  • Modified: Feb 25, 2015 2:39:50 PM