A blueprint for food fraud mitigation and prevention for the beef industry

  • Kelsey Robson

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


This thesis aimed to provide comprehensive guidance for food fraud prevention and mitigation in the beef industry by analysing historical incident of food fraud in the beef supply chain, determining types of fraud which threatens the beef supply chain, assessing and prioritized the risk associated with these types of fraud, and exploring where there are gaps in current detection methods and so that scientific research can aim its investigations in the most needed areas. This amalgamation of industry need with academic research has been created to give the beef industry the tools it needs to protect its product and by extension, its reputation, and its consumers from the effects of food fraud using knowledge found through academic research and scientific exploration.
Date of AwardJul 2021
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Queen's University Belfast
SponsorsABP Food Group, Ireland
SupervisorMoira Dean (Supervisor) & Christopher Elliott (Supervisor)


  • Food fraud
  • beef industry

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