Delays in implementing safety and standards legislation for food imported from the EU could leave the door open for more food crime, according to Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Northern Ireland director Gary McFarlane.
Rick Sanderson (pictured), business development director at Food Forensics, discusses the increased threat of food fraud created by the challenges of 2020 and what food firms can do to mitigate the damage to their businesses.
Nearly two-thirds of consumers blame producers for food fraud, according to a new report from the National Farmers Union (NFU) Mutual Insurance Society, fuelled by high profile cases of food fraud in the media.
Consumers will in future be far better informed about potential food fraud and food safety incidents because of rapid advances in analytical techniques that are now available to them as cheap test kits, according to the deputy head of Nestlé’s research...
Food and drink manufacturers need to learn from other industries, such as the insurance sector, and use a “systems approach” to identifying fraudulent activity in their businesses, a leading academic has suggested.
Manufacturers need to use market intelligence and horizon scanning tools to protect themselves against the next food scandal following the horsemeat contamination incidents this year, experts have argued.