Leader appointed to UK’s Food Crime Unit

In response to the 2013 European horsemeat scandal and other food-related incidents, a new Food Crime Unit (FCU) has been developed in the United Kingdom that will fight the trade of fraudulent foods, and build intelligence and evidence of the risks and the nature of food fraud and food crime.

Andy Morling was recently announced […]

Undeclared almond in paprika expands allergy alert

The investigation of undeclared allergens in spices has widened as new recalls have been issued in Europe for paprika, and spice mixtures containing paprika, which have been found to be contaminated with almond. This comes shortly after ground cumin, and several other products containing cumin, were recalled recently in the U.S. and later in Europe […]

Elliott Report aims to tackle food crime in the UK

Triggered by the horsemeat scandal of 2013 and other growing concerns about the systems used to deter, identify and prosecute food adulteration in Europe, The Elliot Report was published earlier this month. The Report reviews the current integrity of the food supply network, discusses the issues impacting consumers’ confidence pertaining to the food they purchase, […]