Horse meat fraud is highly lucrative, largely because there is an abundant supply of product. It’s no wonder these cases have been showing up around the globe—both in countries that consume horse meat and those that do not.
Coconut water and coconut milk are vulnerable to food fraud thanks to the low cost and ease of access to difficult-to-detect adulterants, some of which can pose serious risk to consumers.
Their poorly understood breeding patterns and endangered species status make eels particularly vulnerable to illegal trading and international smuggling.
GFSI acts as an official observer to Codex, providing input and recommendations, and is also observing to help ensure this work does not reinvent the wheel, but identifies, collects and utilizes existing work from experts that have been working on this topic for the past decade.
A blockchain solution is set up to fight counterfeit products.
Illegal blue color was found in snack food.
Trade sanctions make Iranian Saffron an easy target for fraudsters.
DNA tests reveal meat- and lobster-ball contents were fraudulent.
A low-cost analytical method is introduced to verify place of origin for olive oil.
A food fraud program should identify targeted measures based on an organization’s unique supply chain risk to ensure food safety, authenticity and brand protection. Ongoing supply chain disruptions dictate the need for vigilant attention to ingredient and supplier risk. Many food companies find value in expert guidance to set up a food fraud program so that food safety and fraud risks are not unintentionally missed.