The soaps, candles and other decorative articles on the pictures below are all food-imitating and as a consequence pose a
risk of choking, poisoning or perforation of the digestive tract, in particular to young children, because they can be mistaken for food
and be sucked or ingested given their shape, colour, appearance and size.
In these cases, the main corrective measure taken by the national authorities (or sometimes on a voluntary basis by the producer
or distributor) to prevent the risk to consumers has been the withdrawal of the food-imitating products from the market.
on dangerous imitations prohibits the marketing, import and manufacture of products that look like foodstuffs but that are not edible.