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Eurofins is the only industry partner offering end-to-end food fraud mitigation services. Our suite of solutions includes subscriptions to the Decernis Food Fraud Database, supply chain mapping, consulting, training, implementation and industry-leading authenticity testing. As a global leader in authenticity testing and food safety certification, Eurofins is a comprehensive resource when it comes to food fraud avoidance and mitigation.

Food Fraud vs Food Defense

 

What is Food Fraud?

Food Fraud is the deliberate and intentional substitution, addition, tampering or misrepresentation of food, food ingredients or mislabeling on food packaging for the seller's economic gain. Food Fraud is increasingly widespread and results in billions in economic loss and long-term damage to brand reputation. It can also pose a serious threat to public health. Food Fraud differs greatly from Food Defense - here is how. 

Why do you need a Food Fraud mitigation plan?

The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) released new benchmarking requirements stating that adulteration and food fraud mitigation are integral parts of food safety management systems. All GFSI benchmarked Certified Program Owners have, or are now integrating, food fraud vulnerability assessments and mitigation plans into their certification standards.

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act in the U.S. and regulations under review in Europe reinforce the need for the food industry to deter food fraud.

Food Fraud Database

Decernis Food Fraud Database is a critical resource for industry, regulators, and other stakeholders to inform risk based decisions on food fraud vulnerability and mitigation. As collaborators, Decernis and Eurofins have combined their expertise to assist the food sector with specific tools for combating food fraud.

What Is Included?

  • One year of access to thousands of ingredients and related records associated with food fraud, updated continuously
  • Customizable dashboard
  • Automated alerts and analytics
  • Four record types including incident and inference reports, surveillance records, and analytical methods

You can gain access to the food fraud database here. 

Not ready to do it alone? Inquire about our full-service consulting service including research, risk assessment, custom mitigation plans and unmatched authenticity testing capabilities. Contact us to learn more about our Food Fraud consulting services.