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Rooting out horse-meat fraud in the wake of a recent food scandal

(American Chemical Society 17 September 2014) As the United Kingdom forms a new crime unit designed to fight food fraud — in response to an uproar last year over horse meat being passed off as beef — scientists from Germany are reporting a technique for detecting meat adulteration. 35 more words

Food Science

Elliot Review reinforces need for stable funding for trading standards

The much anticipated release of the Elliott Review reinforces the fact that funding for trading standards is at a critical juncture.

The review, which was commissioned after the dreaded horsemeat scandal of 2013, sought to make recommendations to the food industry regarding… 361 more words

Consumer Protection

Momentum Builds To Keep Fraudulent Food Off Of Store Shelves

by Marc S. Reisch,  Chemical and Engineering News

The alarm bells have been sounding for a long time, but only in the past few years have consumers, regulators, and companies started to wrestle seriously with the problem of food fraud. 299 more words


How to detect the cheap filler ingredients in your pricey coffee

What exactly is in your cup of coffee? Besides coffee grounds and water, of course, there may be corn, potato flour, soybeans, brown sugar, and  203 more words