Tag Archives: Food Crime Unit

Rise in fake organic goods

Europol has warned of a rising number of counterfeit foods, particularly those certified as organic or protected designation of origin (PDO) labels. Of the products detained at external borders in 2015, 7% were foodstuffs, the agency noted in its “2017 situation report on counterfeiting and piracy in the European Union”. “In 2015, the food industry…
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Spectre of food fraud haunts the industry

A YEAR on from his review of the horse-meat scandal, Prof Chris Elliott is impressed with retailers’ reaction but warns that criminals may just have moved on to more vulnerable sectors. Marks & Spencer recently became the latest supermarket to move to a system of unannounced food audits. The objective is to “create resilient supply chains…
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Ministers consider need for new Food Crime Unit

THE DEPARTMENT for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and Food Standards Agency has issued a new report on food security and the introduction of a Food Crime Unit. The special report was commissioned by the government to address the current problems in Britain’s food supply network in response to last year’s horsemeat scandal.   Professor…
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