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Food authenticity, primary production and allergen management

Dear all I would like to recommend you reading the latest update from Australian Allergen Bureau "Unexpected allergens in food" from January 2021. The document includes good information about Agricultural co-mingling and food fraud issues related to allergen management and can be be downloaded from http://allergenbureau.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Unexpected-Allergens-in-Food-Jan-2021.pdf  Best regards, Anders Nilsson

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Orfito by Onatera

I am trying to find out if a brand of vitamins & supplements called Orfito, which are exclusively sold by Onatera.com, are legitimate or a scam. They are priced dramatically lower than other brands, and they say that their independent tests aren't public. What can I do?

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Help shape the future of the Agents and Brokers Standard

BRCGS is revising its Agents and Brokers Standard to ensure that it incorporates the latest industry dynamics and operational practices. The Standard provides a framework for managing product safety, product authenticity, quality and legality for operators that buy, sell or facilitate the trade of products in the food, packaging and consumer products industries.Agents and Brokers provide a critical link in the movement and trade of products, and influence supplier product safety, product…

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Food fraud focus: Honey -NMR

‘Honey laundering’ food fraudsters are creating increasingly advanced solutions to adulterate honey by combining it with sweeteners such as sugar syrup and high fructose corn syrup. The verification process to assess the authenticity of honey is a complex analytical task and has been essential for consumer confidence since the industry became under the spotlight in 2011, when journalists reported that removing the pollen from honey meant it was no longer classifiable as honey. This is not…

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