Food Fraud: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You


Discover what food fraud is, why it threatens companies, and how you can work to prevent it

Horse meat in hamburgers, fillers in parmesan, Italian olive oil that is not from Italy – these are just a few recent examples of food fraud. Food fraud is a real issue that threatens the viability of your company and safety of your consumers. Companies who fraudulently manufacture, label, or sell their product face potential regulatory and legal consequences.

View our webinar to learn all about food fraud, the new regulatory requirements that surround it, and discover strategies to mitigate the risk.

Key Takeaways:

  • In potential food fraud situations, BRC requires us to consider quality, legality, and food safety implications, while the FDA’s main focus is on the food safety implications.
  • To protect your organization against food fraud, leverage resources that enable you to identify fraud factors so that you can assess your facility’s vulnerabilities and develop appropriate solutions. Bring in a third party consultant to help ensure you are in line with FDA and BRC requirements.
  • Employees play a key role in preventing food fraud. Make sure they know what food fraud is and encourage them to speak up if they find something suspicious.

By clicking “Watch the Webinar” you will receive the webinar recording, webinar podcast, and webinar slides.

 

Featured Panelists


Karen Everstine, Ph.D.

Karen Everstine, Ph.D.

Karen Everstine is a Scientific Liaison with the Food Program at United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP), where she advances the development of food fraud mitigation tools and resources. As the lead scientific liaison for USP’s Expert Panel on Food Adulterants Hazard Identification, Karen works to identify food fraud adulterants that pose a potential health threat to consumers. In her previous work, Karen led multiple food fraud research projects at a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence.

Jorge Acosta

Jorge Acosta

Jorge Acosta is Alchemy’s Director of Technical Services. Jorge is a certified auditor and trainer for BRC Food, BRC Storage & Distribution, BRC IOP, SQF, and FSSC 22000. He has consulted and audited food companies in 25 countries and counting over a variety of sectors within the food system. He brings over 20 years of food industry experience to Alchemy with a BS in Food Science.

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