The Food Safety Authority-Ireland has increased its investigations into suspected cases of food fraud. It carried out 21 investigations in 2014, 35 in 2015, 34 in 2016, and has carried out 20 up to October this year. This is in line with the European Commission's Food Fraud Network which dealt with 60 cases in 2014, 108 in 2015, and 156 cases in 2016. This information was given at a two day conference - Safeguarding
the Food Chain - Protecting Authenticity and Integrity, organised jointly by FSA-I and Safefood (the all Ireland Organisation promoting food safety and nutrition).
FSA-I's investigations have focused on fish, olive oil, honey, soft drinks, alcohol and beef.
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