Horse Meat Scandal

The HorseMeat Scandal of 2013, or 'Horsegate', is one of the better known examples of food fraud in the last 20 years ©GettyImages/Richard_Pinder

Beef fraud: Counterfeit products the biggest threat to supply chain

By Flora Southey

In a 20-year analysis of reported food fraud in the beef supply chain, researchers have found counterfeiting to be the most common type of fraud. “By better understanding the fraud which is taking place, we can target fraud prevention, detection, and...

Exova invested in the MagMax Express 96 extraction system from Life Technologies

Customer demand prompts PCR investment

By Joseph James Whitworth

Customer demand prompted investment in DNA analysis and authentication equipment to test a range of food products, according to Exova.

Eurofins Shanghai

Food testing remains strong for Eurofins

By Joseph James Whitworth

Emerging markets, regulation and food fraud scandals such as horse meat helped Eurofins record strong full year 2013 results.

horse meat DNA test

Horse meat: demand for lower level testing

By Rachel Arthur

Higher sensitivity meat testing is demanded by the industry in the wake of the horse meat scandal, says Campden BRI, which provides technical, legislative and scientific support to the food and drinks industry.

Safe Food Healthy Business app

Food Safety App gets 25k hits in debut launch

By Jenny Eagle

Two environmental health practitioners have seen an astonishing 25,000 downloads after creating an app to fight future food recalls, such as the horse meat scandal and subsequent company closures.

Olive oil testing.

Latest isotope methods validate the origins of food products

After Horsemeat: Eurofins sees olive oil and honey testing

By Jenny Eagle

Eurofins is ‘still experiencing’ a significant level of meat species testing one year on from the horse meat scandal and this has expanded into olive oil and honey, ‘which is open to adulteration’.

Nestlé CEO Paul Bulcke

Nestlé reports slower growth, expects challenging year ahead

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Nestlé’s share price fell 2.3% on Thursday as the company announced its slowest growth in three years, with developing markets hit by natural disasters and continued market weakness in Europe and the Americas.


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