Product tampering


Product tampering includes both random mass poisoning and the deliberate poisoning of food and drugs as an instrument in commercial blackmail. It is a modern phenomena born in 1980s.


The first case of mass food tampering was in 1982 in USA, when four people died after swallowing the pain-relief drug Tylenol, laced with cyanide. There was no blackmail, no claim of responsibility and no arrest.

Narrower Problems:
Product extortion
Industry Products
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST