UN Food and Agriculture Organization Statement on Food Fraud

    • Describes how fraudsters avoid detection and move onto other methods of lying when detected
    • Outlines certain cases (like injecting gel into shrimp in Asia, urea and contaminated water in Pakistani milk, Bangladeshi synthetic juice factory shut down because they were manufacturing chemicals rather than juice, Taiwan mixing low grade oils with high grade ones and adding synthetic and harmful coloring agents).
    • Discusses legal and technological interventions (barcoding, portable testing devices, professional counterfeit hunters, etc.)
    • Discusses the role of ecommerce.
    • Offers ideas for food safety authorities to implement.
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