You should pay particular attention to increases in market price. Using Food Fraud Databases to gather information. Food fraud databases are also useful to gather statistics on food fraud and information on specific cases.
It give a good overview of all the past and current food fraud related issues. Have a look here and ask for a free, two-week trial of the most advanced database. The Food Fraud Network. From the report for example , we can see that mislabeling is the most frequent violation, or that meat and meat products other than poultry are the most frequent non-compliant foods, followed by fats and oils.
This database is a collection of cases gathered from different sources worldwide. The Food Fraud Risk Information. This tool is worth mentioning because access is free and it contains a lot of useful information not only on food incidents, but also on the vulnerability of specific foods. Do your own in-house tests. In-house tests however, are also important, not only to detect any possible incident but also to get important feedback on the efficacy of your mitigation policy.
NIR spectroscopy measures the amounts of the different components in a food sample, by illuminating it with near-infrared light. Depending on the compounds in the sample, light is either absorbed, reflected or dispersed.
Different compositions will cause different reactions. First, a test is done on an unaltered sample. Following tests on similar samples will then be matched against the validated fingerprint. She leverages her 19 years of industry experience as a food law attorney along with her Masters of Science in Food Safety to help clients manage the risks relating to each step in the supply chain, from supplier assessment and procurement, manufacturing, distribution and sale of food globally.
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Kevin has lived and worked for seven years across five European and Asian countries and is fluent in German, Spanish and French. This is our first time to do vulnerability assessment for raw material used in beverage whitener. Regarding VA, see this post for some fssc guidance plus there is a possibly useful VA procedure at the first sub link credit chris crepecuisine -. Posted 02 April - PM.
Personally I'd want a wider dataset of potential cases - I can think of at least one ingredient in our VA where there has been a reported case of adulteration in the US, but not in the EU. I don't think there is much to lose from spending a good while searching google for hits on each specific ingredient - I certainly found some interesting things this way. Probably need to accept that getting the initial setting-up done can take a substantial investment of time, but we certainly found it useful.