Susanne Kuehne, Decernis
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It’s Official: FDA Designates New Webpage to Food Fraud

By Susanne Kuehne
Susanne Kuehne, Decernis

The agency is providing resources on economically motivated adulteration—including how to detect it and report it to guidance documents and import alerts.

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Food fraud has become such an important issue that many governments are monitoring it much more closely. To keep producers and consumers informed on the latest developments, the FDA has generated a new web page on economically motivated adulteration (EMA). The page includes links on how to report food fraud (including a list of consumer complaint coordinators), important examples of adulteration (i.e., honey, olive oil and seafood), how food fraud is detected and monitored, enforcement and legal consequences such as recalls, seizures and import refusals, guidance documents to assist manufacturers and importers, and a list of import alerts.


  1. FDA. (November 4, 2021). “Economically Motivated Adulteration (Food Fraud)”.

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    1. Maria Fontanazza Post author

      Thanks for your response, Jason! While not exactly an intuitive name, FDA offers two avenues for How to Report Food Fraud (

      “If you suspect possible food fraud, you can:

      Call the FDA consumer complaint coordinator for your state.
      Submit a MedWatch Online form. You can submit information about product quality, labeling, packaging, and other concerns related to food fraud.”

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