Welcome to the Food Authenticity Network

Food Authenticity Network

The Food Authenticity Network is a Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) initiative to help bring together those involved in food authenticity testing.  

The network, recommended by the Elliot review "Integrity and Assurance of Food Supply Networks", aims to raise awareness of the tools available to check for mislabelling and food fraud and to ensure that the UK has access to a resilient network of laboratories providing fit for purpose testing to check for food authenticity so consumers can have confidence in the food they buy.

Food Authenticity Library

A separate library for food authenticity related documents, including policy documents, case studies and available SOPs can be found at documents.foodauthenticity.uk. You can also go to our 'Research' page to find link to research reports, authenticity surveys and standard operating procedures (SOPs) on other sites.


Abigail Farr is now a member of FoodAuthenticity
Liz Mulvey is now a member of FoodAuthenticity
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
Nov 11
Felicia Golden liked Mark Woolfe's blog post PCR-RFLP Method Published to Authenticate Four Commercially Important Shrimp Species
Nov 10
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
Nov 9
Selvarani Elahi posted blog posts
Nov 8
Patrick English is now a member of FoodAuthenticity
Nov 8

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Forthcoming Events

Food Regulations Post-Brexit: Have Your Say

This one-day event is organised by IFST's Eastern Branch. It will bring together five knowledgeable speakers on Novel Foods, Nutritional/ Health Claims, Biocides Legislation, Food Hygiene, and Food Information Standards/ Labelling…

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