Defining food fraud prevention to align food science and technology resources

John Spink, Christopher T. Elliott, Kevin Swoffer

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Food Fraud or the more narrowly defined concept of economically motivated adulteration (EMA) should be addressed with the involvement of food experts from specific disciplines. Whilst better means of detecting Food Fraud are required, success must be measured in terms of how the activities support prevention. Prevention is a holistic and all-encompassing concept that goes beyond just evaluating the presence of an adverse event to include an understanding of the root vulnerability. The Crime Triangle is a tool to deconstruct the components that contribute to a fraud opportunity, including consideration of the victim, fraudster, and the guardian or hurdle gaps. It is useful to consider these components when determining and evaluating countermeasures. The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) provides a platform for collaboration between some of the world's leading food safety experts from retailer, manufacturer and food service companies, and service providers associated with the food supply chain, international organizations, academia and government.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-42
Number of pages4
JournalFood Science and Technology (London)
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science


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