As well as the loss of consumer confidence in the food supply and economic disadvantage to the consumer, food fraud costs the global food industry an estimated US $40 billion annually.

Food fraud is an age old problem that reoccurs periodically in the food supply chains and is unlikely to be eradicated completely. Since the 2013 global issue of the fraudulent replacement of horsemeat in beef products, there is world-wide consensus that as well as being better at detecting food fraud, more needs to be done to prevent food fraud from happening in the first place.

This section of the website contains information that will help stakeholders to understand how to detect and prevent food fraud.