Whenever we hear about criminal organizations and their illegal activities, it’s usually about something sexy and dangerous, like drug manufacturing, prostitution rings, extortion, or gun running. 415 more words
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The horsemeat scandal, which hit the EU at the beginning of 2013, put the European food sector under the spotlight.
Tests carried out in the wake of the crisis revealed that public health was not at risk and that this was a case of food fraud rather than food safety. 130 more words
Recent food fraud cases include horse meat sold as beef, road salt sold as food salt, the use of alcohol containing methanol in spirits, dioxin-contaminated fats discovered in animal feed, labels that state the wrong species of fish and the mislabelling of seafood, should prompt the EU to review… 11 more words
Recent food fraud, including the sale of horse meat as beef, should prompt the EU to review the functioning of the food production chain, step up checks and revise labelling legislation, says a non-legislative resolution approved on Tuesday. 302 more words