Food Fraud

 Fish was called out to one of the products most at risk of fraud

Tougher penalties for food fraud backed

By Joseph James Whitworth

A report calling for stronger policing of the food industry and tougher penalties for fraud has been backed by an EU committee.

Meat was not among the top ten at-risk foods

EU highlights top ten foods at risk of fraud

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Olive oil, fish and organic foods are at the highest risk of food fraud in Europe, according to a new draft report from the European Union – but meat is not in the top ten, despite this year’s high-profile horse meat scandal.

Food fraud: Which ingredients are most vulnerable?

Food fraud: Which ingredients are most vulnerable?

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

You can’t paint a horse like a cow and expect people not to notice – but grind their meat into patties and it may be a different story. So what makes an ingredient vulnerable to food fraud?

Borrow Sherlock's magnifying glass to find food fraud, advised Wissenburg

‘Think like a criminal’ to beat food fraud, says Danone expert

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The issue of food fraud has traditionally taken a backseat to wider food safety threats – but Europe’s horse meat scandal has underlined the threat it poses to food businesses, according to Danone’s corporate quality projects director Petra Wissenburg.

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