Food fraud an ongoing cost for sector

Reports show that food fraud could cost the food and drink industry up to £12 billion annually, with 72% of consumers believing there is an issue with fraud nationwide.

The NFU Mutual Food Fraud Report holds responses from over 2,000 British consumers, and results show that 27% of British consumers say they have experienced food fraud.

Food fraud includes the deliberate and intentional substitution, addition, tampering with or misrepresentation of food, ingredients or packaging at some stage of the product’s distribution cycle.

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