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Knife and Fork
Knife and Fork

Stories of food fraud detection

The European Food Fraud Network

The EU Food Fraud Network (FFN) was set up in response to the horse meat crisis, with the aim of allowing EU countries to work in cooperation on matters where the national authorities are confronted with possible intentional violations of food chain law with a cross-border impact.

The EU Food Fraud Network currently consists of 28 national contact points in the Member States, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland, and the European Commission.

Since establishment, the network has contributed to the investigation and successful resolution of a number of high profile transnational cases where fraud has been revealed. These include:

Can you identify other recent examples of fraud impacting on food safety or integrity that have impacted on you or your country?

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Tackling Global Food Safety

Queen's University Belfast