Food Fraud Advisors is a brand new business, established by an experienced Australian food scientist to provide advice and technical support related to food fraud.
Authentic food is something that we all value, both as consumers and as members of the food industry. At the moment there is growing awareness of problems with the authenticity of many food and beverages. At the consumer level we see this awareness in investigative pieces on current affairs television shows, campaigns by consumer advocacy groups and on-line discussions on social media. At the food business level food authenticity is becoming big news. Right now there are big impacts for food manufacturers that are certified to BRC Food Safety Standards – the latest issue of that standard includes a whole new requirement related to food authenticity. In the regulatory world food authenticity-related crimes are proving to be attractive to organised crime syndicates. The cross-border and cross-disciplinary regulatory issues are a real challenge.