FoodIntegrity: A European initiative to fight food fraud

Paul Brereton, Verda Fazlic, Vahid Mojtahed

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The provision of safe and authentic European food produced to defined quality standards is a key expectation of consumers as well as a key selling point for the European agri-food economy. European food is recognized globally for its high standards of production, labeling and safety. FoodIntegrity, a €12M European project, aims to fulfill that need. The 5 year project started in January 2014 and aims to provide Europe with a state of the art and integrated capability for detecting fraud and assuring the integrity of the food chain, develop a sustainable body of expertise that can inform high level stakeholder platforms on food fraud/authenticity issues and priorities, and establish an international network of expertise that will inform regulatory and industry stakeholders about food authenticity issues and inform Horizon 2020 on future research needs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-15
Number of pages3
JournalFood Science and Technology (London)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jun 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science


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