Food ranks among the top five most valuable counterfeit markets While it’s well-known by professionals in the food industry, many consumers are surprised to find out that food ranks in the top five most valuable counterfeit markets. Fake food is such a problem worldwide that the growth of the global anti-counterfeiting market will outpace the overall market segment growth of… Read more »
The Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s University Belfast will lead one of the world’s largest food safety projects across Europe and China. The European Horizon 2020 program and Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) program have been awarded €10 million (US$11.2 million) towards an EU-China partnership to improve food safety and tackle food fraud. The EU-China-Safe project… Read more »
In an effort to help food manufacturers and retailers make informed decisions about ingredients and products in their portfolios that may have a greater potential of being adulterated, the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) has launched an update to its Food Fraud Database (FFD 2.0), reportedly the largest collection of food fraud records in the world. In a release sent out by the… Read more »
NSF International food safety experts say challenge will be in effective implementation as food fraud is a global issue that will require international cooperation and action.