Massimo Fera, Selvarani Elahi, Mark Woolfe, Sterling Crew and John Spink investigate the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the occurrence of observed food fraud incidents.
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are being felt across the world and it is reasonable to expect that they have the potential to impact on the vulnerability of the global food supply chain to food fraud. Recent reports suggest the potential for increased food fraud in global food supply chains due to the impact of COVID-19.
Counterfeiting and fraud have already been seen in hand sanitisers3 and personal protective equipment4 (PPE). In view of this, researchers have examined the effect of COVID-19 on food fraud vulnerability5 and on food fraud data

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