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Food fraud: policy and food chain
- Manning, Louise
- Current opinion in food science 2016 v.10 pp. 16-21
- databases, food chain, food science, food supply chain, fraud, issues and policy, people, supply chain, traceability
- Food supply chain fraud can arise in terms of the integrity of the food item, the processes used to produce that food item and/or the people employed and the data that accompanies the food item. Emergent food fraud themes include characterization of food fraud, drivers of supply chain fraud, traceability systems and mechanisms for deterrence. Options for action at global, supply chain and organizational levels are the ongoing development of data centralization systems especially ensuring that distinct databases can be coordinated to add value through collective data analysis, and secondly ensuring there are appropriate deterrence mechanisms in place so that food fraud mitigation moves from a stance of fraud detection to one of fraud prevention.