Resources available on the Food Authenticity Network to help mitigate food fraud during the Covid-19

Recent reports (1, 2) suggest the potential for increased food fraud in global food supply chains due to the impact of Covid-19.  Counterfeiting and fraud have already been see in hand sanitisers and personal protective equipment (PPE).

Thus, it is vital that we continue the good practice embedded in businesses to protect the safety and security of food supply chains.

The Food Authenticity Network provides valuable information to help businesses secure food supply chains by mitigating food fraud.

Food Fraud Mitigation

The Food Authenticity Network has collated some of the major global initiatives to mitigate food fraud:

SERVICES

 

  1. Horizon Scan - Food Integrity Horizon Scanning
  2. Decernis Food Fraud Database
  3. Food Industry Intelligence Network (FIIN)
  4. The Food Protection and Defense Institute’s Economically Motivated Adulteration Databases
  5. The Food Protection and Defense Institute’s World Factbook of Food
  6. SSAFE and PwC food fraud vulnerability assessment tool
  7. Food Integrity Knowledge Base
  8. Food Authenticity Research Network Hub (FARNHub)
  9. IFT’s Global Food Traceability Center - Demystifying Traceability
  10. Muddy Boots
  11. MEDISYS
  12. FADB-CHINA

GUIDANCE

 

  1. Premiumlab’s guide to preventing food fraud
  2. USP Food Fraud Mitigation Guidance
  3. CIEH Counter Fraud Good Practice Guide for Food and Drink Businesses
  4. Food Supply Chain Vulnerability: A Ti whitepaper in partnership with RQA Group
  5. Guidance on Authenticity of Herbs and Spices: Industry best practice on assessing and protecting culinary dried herbs and spices
  6. Guide to working in partnership with the UK National Food Crime Unit
  7. PAS 96:2017, Guide to protecting and defending food and drink from deliberate attack
  8. FDF Food Authenticity Guide 2014
  9. GFSI Tackling food fraud through food safety management systems
  10. Nestle Food Fraud Prevention Booklet
  11. FSSC 22000 Guidance on Food Fraud Mitigation

REPORTS

 

  1. Thinking like a food fraudster – overview, Glenn Taylor, May 2016
  2. Thinking like a food fraudster – “Attack”, Glenn Taylor, June 2016
  3. Thinking like a food fraudster – Defence Strategies, Glenn Taylor, July 2016
  4. How do you use intelligence to defend against food fraud?Glenn Taylor, September 2016
  5. Michigan State University Food Fraud Initiative Report – Applying Enterprise Risk Management to Food Fraud Prevention
  6. European Commission's monthly report on food fraud and authenticity
  7. IFST Information Statement: Food Authenticity Testing Part 1: The Role of Analysis
  8. IFST Information Satement: Food Authenticity Testing Part 2: Analytical Techniques
  9. FoodIntegrity Handbook
  10. DNA Techniques to Verify Food Authenticity

Food Authenticity Centres of Expertise

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Our Network

Other Useful Resources

IFST’s COVID-19 Knowledge Hub.

BRCGS’s Guidance Document – Managing Food Safety During Covid-19.

FAO policy briefs on COVID-19 covering all aspects of food systems.

BSI’s Organizational Resilience standards.

Version 2020 of the Global Food Safety Initiative 
(FGSI) Benchmarking Requirements will have an increased focus on farm to fork traceability.

 

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Discussion Forums

There are a number of Discussion Forums available on the Network for members to post questions about anything they are concerned about. There is also a ‘New Products & Services’ discussion forum where Members can inform the Network of new developments.