Tag Archives: Professor Chris Elliott

Food Fraud Footprint Forum: five things we learned

Footprint’s pre-Christmas forum “Food authenticity in foodservice: risk and regulation” in association with Leatherhead Food showed the industry has some catching up to do if it wants to stay one step ahead of criminals working in the supply chain. Here are five take-away messages from the event. Foodservice is exposed. The week before he chaired…
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Analysis: Industry must speak out against supply chain sinners

It’s a little over three years since the horsemeat scandal sent shockwaves through the food industry. But for all that ‘horsegate’ did to raise awareness of food crime, are businesses really doing everything they can to help stamp out deliberate acts of substitution and adulteration? In March, the Food Standards Agency published its first ever…
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Fishy goings on in foodservice

Mislabelling of supermarket fish has fallen dramatically thanks to regulation, media pressure and industry collaboration. The news is less positive for catering. Mislabelling in supermarkets has been cut to levels that might be expected through human error alone. A team of researchers from across the EU carried out DNA testing on 1,563 samples across nine of…
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From the horses mouth

THE LONG-awaited review into the horse-meat scandal has made a series of recommendations that foodservice businesses ignore at their peril.                           The horse-meat scandal may be nearly two years old but the fallout from the affair continues.   In September the long-awaited Elliott…
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Elliott Review: Create a food crime unit

THE MUCH anticipated interim report on food supply chains, commissioned in the wake of the horsemeat scandal, has been made public after months of research.   The Government-backed review of Britain’s food system has revealed global weaknesses throughout the supply chain, and suggests a specialist food crime unit be set up to tackle food fraud…
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Have you been caught out?

FIRST IT was horse burgers, now it is fish fraud. Foodservice companies need to ask some tough questions of their suppliers.                           There's rarely a dull moment when it comes to food traceability at the moment. According to research reported on the BBC's…
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