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The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published its March 2022 Food Fraud Monthly Summary reporting food fraud incidents and investigations from around the world.

Food fraud cases reported involved:

  • wine
  • alcoholic beverages
  • milk and milk products
  • cereals
  • meat products
  • eggs
  • olive oil
  • seafood
  • soft drinks
  • nuts
  • honey
  • spices
  • pet food
  • vegetables.
Thanks to our Members Riccardo Siligato PhD LLM and Bruno Sechet for creating the monthly summary and infographic respectively.
 

You can download the March 2022 Summary here.

 

 

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JRC's January 2022 Food Fraud Summary Published

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The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published its January 2022 Food Fraud Monthly Summary reporting food fraud incidents and investigations from around the world.

Food fraud cases reported involved:

  • Bush Meat
  • Breakfast Cereals
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Coffee
  • Seeds
  • Cheese
  • Wine
  • Fish & Shellfish
  • Vanilla-based products
  • Oats
  • Spices
  • Pasta
  • Pulses
  • Meat
  • Meat products
  • Fruit & Vegetables
  • Milk
  • Fruit Juice
  • Rice
  • Ghee.
Thanks to our Members Riccardo Siligato PhD LLM and Bruno Sechet for creating the monthly summary and infographic respectively.
 

You can download the January 2022 Summary here.

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JRC Food Fraud Summary November 2021

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The European Commission Joint Research Center (JRC) has published its monthly summary on articles covering food fraud and adulteration. In this November issue, there are articles on frauds involving wine, alcoholic beverages, milk and milk products, herbs and spices, cereals, meat products, seafood, cocoa, tea, fruits and vegetables, oils and honey.

Read the full summary of articles at: https://knowledge4policy.ec.europa.eu/publication/food-fraud-summary-november-2021_en

Many thanks to our Members Riccardo Siligato PhD LLM (for producing the report) and Bruno Sechet (for producing the infographic).

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JRC Publishes Food Fraud Report on Spices

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The European Commission published today the results of the first coordinated control plan on the authenticity of herbs and spices launched by the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety.

It has been carried out by 21 EU Member States, Switzerland and Norway, with the technical support of the Joint Research Centre, which performed nearly 10,000 analyses. The plan is the largest investigation so far into the authenticity of culinary herbs and spices in terms of participating countries and samples analysed (1885).

The main conclusions were as follows: 

  • The overall rate of suspicious samples was 17% (323 of a total of 1885 analysed samples), which is less than what was previously reported in the scientific literature or by national food control institutions.
  • The oregano supply chain was most vulnerable as 48% of samples were suspicious of being adulterated, in most cases with olive leaves.
  • The percentage of samples which were suspicious of adulteration were 17% for pepper, 14% for cumin, 11% for curcuma, and 11% for saffron.
  • The lowest suspicion rate (6%) was found for paprika/chilli.
  • The majority of suspicious samples contained non-declared plant material; in 2% of the analysed spice samples non-authorised dyes were detected. One sample contained a high level of lead chromate.
  • In two cumin, 45 oregano, and four pepper samples copper compounds above the relevant maximum residue limit set by Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 were found.
  • No specific trend regarding the rate of potential fraudulent manipulations along the supply chain (countries of origin/importers/wholesalers/processors/packagers) could be observed. However, for certain stages (domestic production, local markets, border control, and internet) the number of samples tested was too low to enable statistically meaningful comparisons.

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JRC has published its monthly summary on articles covering food fraud and adulteration. In this October issue, there are articles on frauds involving wine, alcoholic beverages, milk and milk products, herbs and spices, cereals, vegetables, meat products, food supplements, seafood, sugar, olive oil, honey.

Read the full summary of articles at: October JRC Fraud Summary

 

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The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published its September 2021 Food Fraud Summary reporting food fraud incidents and investigations from around the world. These have been kindly represented as an infographic above by our Member Bruno Séchet, and thanks for allowing us to share it with the rest of the Network.

In addition to the news items above, there are also references to some interesting articles including an article on fraud in the honey sector, mislabelled fresh fruit and vegetables in Italy, and fraud in the global wine sector.

You can read JRC's Summary here

 

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The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published its July-August 2021 Food Fraud Monthly Summary reporting food fraud incidents and investigations from around the world. These have been kindly represented as an infographic above by our Member Bruno Séchet and thanks for allowing us to share it with the rest of the Network.

In addition to the news items above, there are also references to many interesting articles including an overview of blockchain, guidelines against fraud for tea and herbs, and a recent WWF report on sharkmeat.

You can download the July-Aug 2021 Food Fraud Summary here

 

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The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published its May 2021 Food Fraud Monthly Summary reporting food fraud incidents and investigations from around the world.

Food fraud cases reported in May:

  • Honey
  • Royal jelly
  • Herbs
  • Spices
  • Fish
  • Fish products
  • Bivalve molluscs and products thereof
  • Fats
  • Oils
  • Meat
  • Meat products
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Fish
  • Fish products
  • Fruit
  • Vegetables, and other.
 

 

Thanks again to our Member Bruno Séchet for creating this infographic and allowing us to share it with the rest of the Network.

You can download the April 2021 Summary here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published its April 2021 Food Fraud Monthly Summary reporting food fraud incidents and investigations from around the world.

In addition to the above, there are four interesting reports/review referenced in the Summary. There is an overview of frauds in the olive oil sector. The Italian Government has issued a report on the controls against fraud in 2020 leading to the seizure of 22 million kg of products worth Euros 21 million. The US International Trade Commission estimates that in 2019, the US imported seafood caught via illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing estimated to be worth Euros 2 billion. Europol has published its EU Serious Organised Crime 2021 Report analysing the infiltration of organised crime in the food sector. 

Thanks again to our Member Bruno Séchet for creating this infographic and allowing us to share it with the rest of the Network.

You can download the April 2021 Summary here

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JRC March 2021 Food Fraud Monthly Summary

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The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published its March 2021 Food Fraud Monthly Summary reporting food fraud incidents and investigations from around the world. 

Thanks again to our Member Bruno Séchet for creating this infographic and allowing us to share it with the rest of the Network

Read the March 2021 Summary here

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The Joint Research Center (JRC) of the European Commission has published its Monthly Food Fraud Summary for November 2020.

Thanks again to our Member Bruno Séchet for creating this fantastic infographic and allowing us to share with the rest of the Network 😁.

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JRC (the European Commission's Joint Research Centre) has published its latest April 2018 summary of articles about food fraud and adulteration from around the world. In this month's summary, there are 13 articles including 2 major incidents of fraud. One was by wine producers in Medoc region adding sugar to the grape must to boost alcohol content in 2016. The other was the use of Danish Duroc boars to produce the pigs to make the PDO Prosciutto di Parma and San Daniele, where only Italian breeds are allowed. Production of these two products has been suspended for 6 months. 

Read the April summary here

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JRC has published its monthly summary on articles covering food fraud and adulteration. In this September issue, there are articles on frauds involving Guatemalan coffee beans, tuna treated with beet and vegetable broths high in nitrites, and PGI wines in the Venice area.

Read the full summary of articles at: September JRC Fraud Summary

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JRC (the EU Commission's Joint Research Centre) has just published a report summarising 20 years of EU funded projects on the development of emerging technologies to identify fish species and improve fish trade traceability. The report covers methods based on DNA amplification, DNA sequencing, DNA arrays, proteomics and chemical profiling.

Read the report at: JRC fish species report

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