Food Fraud Reports – Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
What are Food Fraud Reports?
Food Fraud Reports are a collection of food news items from around the world, collated and analysed by expert food industry professionals and published each month. Each news items is described in brief and accompanied by expert analysis of the likely affect on future incidences of food fraud for the relevant food group. Over 150 food ingredients and types are included.
Unlike other food alert systems and databases, Food Fraud Advisors’ reports are free from information about recalls, label violations, border security issues or food-borne illness outbreaks that are not related directly to food fraud, food authenticity and emerging risks, making it easier to find the information you need to protect your brand.
The reports are published as Microsoft Excel Workbooks to allow easy searching by date, by food type and by geographical region, with links to further information. The information can be filtered, sorted and copied as with any Excel file.
Where does the information come from?
The information is sourced on a daily basis from media reports from across the globe. Incidences of food fraud are reported, as well as news of changes that might affect the future occurrence of food fraud, such as a sharp increase in the price of a particular food type or poor harvests in a key growing region. Future threat analysis such as this is sometimes called horizon scanning.
Who provides the expert analysis?
Every news item is accompanied by expert analysis that describes its likely impact on future fraud for the relevant food type. The analysis is performed by our in-house experts, with over 20 years experience in food authenticity, food quality assurance, food production and food safety.
I was editing my report and accidentally lost some information, can I get another copy?
Yes, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or use our contact form to request another copy. Be sure to include the name of the monthly issue(s) that you need, plus the name or email address of the purchaser.
My security settings will not allow me to run macros, is this a problem?
No problem; Food Fraud Reports have been created without macros to keep things safe and secure and to prevent headaches with your internal IT systems.
I only have Microsoft Excel 1997 – 2003, will this be a problem?
Users with older versions of Excel (those that create worksheets with the file extension .xls) can view, search and sort all the alerts using the worksheet ‘Alerts by date’. However older excel software may not support some of the features on the other two worksheets (‘Affected food types’ and ‘Affected geographical regions’).
Can I get a tax invoice or receipt?
Australian purchasers receive a tax invoice for GST purposes in the body of their confirmation email. Purchasers in other countries are not charged any tax but receive an itemised purchase receipt in their confirmation email.
Are there discounts for multiple subscribers or corporate subscriptions?
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