eu food fraud network (3)

Implementation of the new Official Controls Regulation EU 2017/625 on 14 December 2019 is part of a larger initiative - the Smarter Rules for Safer Food (SRSF) package, which covers animal and plant health regulations as well, and is designed  to modernise, simplify and improve existing health and safety standards for the agri-food chain. In particular, an IT system TRACES New Technology will become the new system for notifying imports from outside the EU. This will be one part of a larger new computerised system for official controls (Integrated Management System for Official Controls, IMSOC), which will integrate TRACES with RASFF, the  EU Food Fraud Network and other IT systems.

3772735289?profile=RESIZE_710x  Read the article here, and more details on gov.uk website and EU Commission's website

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The EU Food Fraud Network allows Member States (and some other European countries) to work together with the European Commission on reporting cross border cases of food fraud. The number of cases reported to the Network in 2018 rose from 178 in 2017 to 234 in 2018. Germany made up a quarter of the cases 58 up from 52 in 2017, France reported 32 cases, Belgium 23, and UK only 8 cases. The top three foods involved were fish and fish products 45, meat and meat products 421, and oils and fats 29.

Read the article here and the full 2018 EU Food Fraud Network Report

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