Food Fraud Services
Eurofins is the only industry partner offering end-to-end food fraud mitigation services. Our suite of solutions includes subscriptions to the USP Food Fraud Database, consulting, training, implementation and industry-leading authenticity testing.
As a global leader in authenticity testing and food safety certification, Eurofins is a comprehensive resource when it comes to food fraud avoidance and mitigation. USP is a scientific nonprofit that develops independent, transparent standards of quality for medicines, dietary supplements, and foods. As collaborators, USP and Eurofins have combined their expertise to assist the food sector with specific tools for combating food fraud.
What is Food Fraud?
Food Fraud is the deliberate and intentional substitution, addition, tampering or misrepresentation of food, food ingredients or mislabeling on food packaging for the seller's economic gain. Food fraud is increasingly widespread and results in billions in economic loss and long-term damage to brand reputation. It can also pose a serious threat to public health.
Why do you need a Food Fraud mitigation plan?
The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) released new benchmarking requirements stating that adulteration and food fraud mitigation are integral parts of food safety management systems. All GFSI benchmarked Certified Program Owners have, or are now integrating, food fraud vulnerability assessments and mitigation plans into their certification standards.
The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act in the U.S. and regulations under review in Europe reinforce the need for the food industry to deter food fraud.