New initiatives to detect and counter food fraud require companies to undertake vulnerability assessment, with due diligence testing of at risk materials. Campden BRI is organising a seminar that it says will help attendees stay on step ahead.
The authenticity of raw materials and food ingredients remains very high profile following the publication of the “Elliott Report”, notes Campden BRI. Changes to the BRC’s Global Food Safety Standard and recommendations of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) require companies to undertake vulnerability assessment, with due diligence testing of at risk materials, to ensure the authenticity and integrity of food. Recently, issues have been identified with herbs and spices, wine, vegetable oils and dairy products, amongst others, the company says.New rapid methods have the potential for use by operators in-house, rather than at an external laboratory, Campden believes. In response, Campden BRI has organised a seminar, to be held on Friday 13th May, that will focus on topical food fraud and authenticity issues, and detection approaches that it says will help attendees keep one step ahead of future problems.