From June 2019
Mitigating food fraud
The possibility of being supplied fraudulently
adulterated raw food materials is a risk many
companies face. To avoid this and ensure that all
product descriptions and claims are legal, accurate
and verified, companies adopt a range of assurance
and traceability systems, supported with appropriate
To aid compliance, our member-funded research
project will assess the practical application and
limitations of simple analytical screening approaches.
It will produce guidance for the preparation and use of
authentic food materials for development of databases
to enable checking of food ingredients.
The project is taking a number of approaches to build
an understanding of the best use of analytical screening
tools. This includes identifying which food types and
application scenarios to study and the preparation of
calibration sets on ‘authentic’ samples.
Contact: Steve Garrett
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