Today, BSI, the business improvement and standards company, unveiled its annual Supply Chain Risk Insights 2021 Report that identifies the trends and associated risks likely to impact global supply chains in the year ahead. The report is powered by t
Food fraud is of high concern to the food industry. A multitude of analytical technologies exist to detect fraud. However, this testing is often expensive. Available databases detailing fraud occurrences were systematically examined to determine how
Arun Chauhan, Founder and Managing Director at Tenet Law, explains how leadership style within an organisation plays a part in preventing and mitigating the risk of food fraud.
Following the success of Food Integrity 2021, Professor Chris Elliott reflects on some of the key takeaways, with particular focus on food fraud.
Food fraud poses a serious threat to the food system. How can we fight against it and be confident that the food we are buying is authentic and safe?
Top Takeaways from this blog
- Food fraud in EU Member States increased by 85% between 2016 and 2019
The overall risk to food safety has not increased as a result of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).
The authority officials also said the agency has not seen any evidence to suggest there is m
Food businesses can use a new online tool to assess their vulnerability to food crime.
The authentication of food to ensure that it has not been subject to fraud is a significant and challenging task. Currently there is not an internationally recognised official definition of food fraud. A generally accepted concept is that food fraud
There are different ways that food and beverage fraud can be committed for instance, the ingredients can be substituted with one of a lower quality, the food label can be distorted to provide false information or the food can be counterfe
How safe is your Sage? That’s the question posed by researchers at the Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) after finding more than a quarter of samples of the popular herb were adulterated – some by as much as 58%.
This is another example of where an authenticity issue can have a very direct effect on food safety. The consequences for nature and humans are incalculable. Nobody knows what these pesticides are made of, which and how much toxins they contain.
Food security scientists at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) have helped identify the cause of a humanitarian crisis and avert a larger catastrophe in Uganda.
Researchers at the university’s Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) were called in to
The Cuban police dismantled a criminal organisation adulterating pork sausages with water,flour and other non-authorised ingredients. The pork products were illegally sold through the
The Italian authorities seized
The UK National Food Crime Unit have launched a new newsletter, intended as a means of informing professionals about what they believe to be current issues affecting the food industry. You can read the first issue: NFCU Industry Newsletter September.
Monthly summary of articles on food fraud and adulteration - July-August, 2020. Food fraud cases: wine, fish and fish products, eggs and egg producs, non-alcoholic beverages, milk and milk products, prepared dishes and snacks, herbs and spices, alcoh
The Food Standards Agency’s National Food Crime Unit (NFCU) and Food Standards Scotland’s Scottish Food Crime and Incidents Unit (SFCIU) have today published an assessment of food crime threats to the UK.
Food Standards Scotland’s Scottish Food Crime and Incidents Unit (SFCIU) has published its food crime priorities for 20/21, alongside a joint UK Food Crime Strategic Assessment with the Food Standards Agency’s National Food Crime Unit.
The SFCIU has
Received: 3 July 2020; Accepted: 1 August 2020; Published: 6 August 2020
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Food fraudsters have found myriad ways to trick shoppers – from cheap horsemeat sold as beef to conventional apples labelled as organic. But new rapid testing and tracing technologies may help turn the tables on food crime.
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