Ships routinely transfer fish on the open ocean. Most of the time, no one's watching.
By Andy Morling
I’m often asked whether my job, leading the United Kingdom (UK)’s fight against serious criminality in food supply chains, has made me an anxious consumer. I always sense that my response disappoints. Because the truth is, it really h
The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) has developed a new metabolomics fingerprinting methodology that, the researchers say, could be used to authenticate organic food products.
Global food retailers turning to companies which use technology to track food supply chains. In demand by multinational retailers and food producers, Inscatech and its agents scour supply chains around the world hunting for evidence of food industry
A federally funded study has found that 20 per cent of sausages sampled from grocery stores across Canada contained meats that weren't on the label.
Customs authorities detained more than 41 million fake and counterfeit products at the EU's external border in 2016 with a value of more than €670m.
Two men have been jailed for their roles in a conspiracy to pass off 30 tonnes of horsemeat as beef – a plot “motivated by greed” that was one part of the wide-ranging horsemeat scandal that came to light in 2013.
This week a horse from rural Galway known as ‘Carnesella Lady’ was central to the latest trail in the ongoing saga of the European wide horsemeat scam.
Article by Chris Elliott
I generally spend the first week of July in South East Asia discussing food security in the region. This year I spent the week discussing rice. Complex issues around climate change, pest control, and arsenic and cadmium conta
A businessman who passed off horsemeat as beef in a bid to increase his profits has been convicted of fraud.
Andronicos Sideras, owner of Dinos and Sons Ltd, conspired with Ulrich Nielsen and Alex Ostler-Beech, of Flexi Foods, to sell horsemeat as be
Another horsemeat scandal could happen if enforcement authorities fail to prioritise food fraud, according to Professor Chris Elliott.
Europol said on Sunday 66 people had been arrested for trading horsemeat unfit for human consumption and it had seized bank accounts, properties and luxury cars following an investigation into a food scandal that shocked European consumers.
New methodology from European food testing laboratories has revealed a "sophisticated practice" of creating and selling counterfeit saffron as fraudsters double down on the 600-year old practice of making fakes.
A fraud investigation into two iconic Italian delicacies — Parma ham and Prosciutto di San Daniele — is rapidly spiraling into the ultimate accountability test of the EU’s multibillion-euro gourmet food industry.
A Belfast company that has developed Blockchain technology to fight food fraud is poised to play a key role in a new €10 million European and Chinese food safety project
Through a joint project, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are exploring mobile tools to combat food fraud and contamination, which result in global annual in the billions and
What if you discovered that your honey jar was filled with high-fructose corn syrup? Or your expensive extra virgin olive oil was actually cheap swill? Would you still eat your organic grapes if you found out that they weren’t actually organic?
New research unveiled by audit, tax and advisory firm Crowe Clark Whitehill and the University of Portsmouth’s Centre for Counter Fraud Studies (CCFS) estimates that UK food and drink companies could be losing £12 billion annually to fraud.
IFA National Livestock Chairman, Angus Woods met the EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis in Dublin recently. Mr Woods said the EU Commission Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) had undertaken a number of investigations on sta
Food fraud is threatening to destroy Australia's reputation as a high-quality exporter, with everything from seafood, beef and olive oil to vitamins and wine under attack by unscrupulous counterfeiters.
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