The National Food Crime Unit encouraged businesses to seek advice to help combat fraud

National Food Crime Unit offers tailored support over Christmas

By James Ridler

The Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) National Food Crime Unit (NFCU) has urged food businesses to seek advice to combat fraud over the Christmas period, as it celebrated its first successful sentencing for a food fraudster.

Sideras was found guilty of conspiring to defraud the public after adding horsemeat to the food chain

Man found guilty of adding horsemeat to food chain

By Matt Atherton

A London businessman has been found guilty of conspiring to defraud the public, after adding horsemeat to minced meat, sausages, pies and ready meals that were labelled as 100% beef.

Food and drinks firms could be losing out on £12bn to fraud

Fraud costs food firms £12bn a year

By James Ridler

The food and drink industry could be losing up to £12bn a year to fraud, according to a new report published this week.

Counter-fraud guidance has been launched for food businesses by the CIEH

Food firms urged to raise their counter-fraud game

By Rick Pendrous

Food fraud good practice guidance has been launched today (Wednesday November 2) by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) in an effort to get the industry to protect itself better from fraud by adopting established counter-fraud measures.

Beat the food and drink fraudsters with the help of training, says Lisa Jack

Spot food fraudsters with new training plan

By Rick Pendrous

Specialist training is now available to help companies in the grocery supply chain from being caught up in food fraud, following the collaboration between an academic expert in the field and two major players in hygiene and safety fraud prevention.


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