Food Fraud Facts
Understanding the causes and impacts helps you control food fraud risks
Food fraud has no internationally recognised legal definition, but one definition dominates: 'Food fraud is the collective term encompassing the deliberate and intentional substitution, addition, tampering or misrepresentation of food, food ingredients or food packaging, labelling, product information or false or misleading statements made about a product for economic gain that could impact consumer health'
(Spink and Moyer (2011))
Complex, long and globalised supply chains increase the risk of food fraud
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Olive oil, fish, premium claimed foods (e.g. organic), milk, grains, honey, coffee & tea, herbs & spices, wine & spirits and fruit juices are at the highest risk of fraud
Intelligence & global incident monitoring helps your business make purchasing decisions that mitigate risks
Substitution, artificial enhancement, counterfeiting, concealment, grey market/theft, false description and false health claims are the eight types of food fraud. Up to 70% of food frauds globally are due to nefarious substitution or dilution of ingredients.
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Potential fraud issues cause direct health risks to consumers. Over 50% of FSANZ co-ordinated recalls in 2018 were due to undeclared allergens - this means food ingredient authenticity & labelling is uncontrolled in supply chains.
Food frauds have public health impacts. We help you protect consumer health with authenticity controls and fraud protection
GFSI benchmarked standards (BRC and SQF etc) require documented food fraud vulnerability assessment in place & implemented mitigation/control plans
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The food fraud opportunity is present throughout the entire food supply maze: upstream (adulteration of raw materials); supply chain processes (internal and external manufacturing); downstream (diversion/grey market of your products); and, parallel streams (Counterfeits)
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A wholistic food protection system covers different motivational-based threats: food safety (unintentional), food defense (intentional) and food fraud (intentional)
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