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CODEX Alimentarius - Defining Food Fraud

CODEX Alimentarius - Defining Food Fraud

Prof John Spink reports on the meeting of the Codex Alimentarius Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems (CCFICS)
What is Food Integrity? Food Authenticity? Food Fraud? What is an ‘adulterant’ and how is it different from a CODEX defined ‘contaminant’? Does Food Fraud only cover adulterant-substances? Is counterfeiting included? Is Food Fraud the same thing as Food Integrity or Food Authenticity? Is it only a CODEX matter if there is a there is a public health threat? Where else in CODEX are some aspects of Food Fraud covered? Is it completely covered? How much or how little? These are all unanswered questions.

Read the report here


Communicated by Elena Maestri - FoodIntegrity web correspondent