The problem of food fraud took center stage in Europe’s horse meat scandal of 2013, and similar supply-chain frauds involving the food supply have also emerged since then. This ebook provides an examination of food fraud and related supply chain issues. From the horse meat scandal and what went wrong, to conducting proper due diligence and preventing future cases of food fraud, the ebook provides valuable knowledge for any business dependent on a trusted supply chain. The horse meat scandal truly was a warning for organisations worldwide, as falling victim to such a fraud can cause a devastating loss of reputation among customers and shareholders. It can also cause immediate financial harm due to recalls and decreased sales, as well as longer-term damage from litigation and settlements. Read this ebook to learn everything you need to when it comes to doing proper due diligence to avoid food fraud, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Fraud in the supply chain is a major problem. It can even affect the food supply, resulting in serious consequences for global health. Every type of food and beverage company is vulnerable. The reality is that supply chain fraud cases are often committed by opportunists. Food fraud cases cover a wide range of schemes and crimes, and every scheme represents a potential liability to society, the business and brand. Due diligence and fraud prevention programs must extend to food fraud at every level to help organisations be better protected. In this ebook we will examine the following:

  • What is food fraud?
  • Overview of the food and beverage industry
  • Impact of food fraud on the industry
  • An alarming breach in controls
  • Managing your supply chain
  • Reviewing your supply chain
  • How to conduct your own quality tests
  • Tips on maintaining a policy of transparency
  • Get legal involved
  • Communication is key
  • Look to the industry for support
  • How important is it to employ independent consultants?

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