With complex global food supply chain, food fraud incidents are also increasingly being reported as one of the challenges of the food industry. Due to this, food fraud program has also been listed and incorporated to be a part of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).
Food fraud incidents can be reduced through proper development, management and implementation of food fraud program. Your food fraud program should incorporate
- Identification of food fraud risks through the food supply and manufacturing chain
- Risk mitigation of identified food fraud risk
- Challenges to implementing food fraud risk mitigation
- At minimal, annual review of food fraud program (or as the risk for food fraud changes eg. low supply of ingredients, changes in suppliers).