Seafood fraud is a national food safety issue in the US. Non-government organisations and state representatives are doing their best to control seafood fraud by providing research information and creating legislations to control it.
A recent recall and criminal investigation on the selling and distribution of Rancho Feeding Corp. meat affected several meat distributors in the area, which led to scarcity of meat supply in the region.
The potential for a large economic gain and the lower risk of apprehension push food producers and manufacturers to commit food fraud. Therefore, current regulations should be amended and additional sanctions should be put into place.
Carbide powder is often used to ripen mangoes, oranges and other fruits. However, calcium carbide contains chemicals, which are harmful to the body. How strict is the government when it comes to implementing the rule and enforcing the law?
The Shang Hai Husi Food Company has been causing too much trouble these past few days. It unwittingly supplied adulterated meat products to some of the big fish in the food industry. It affected not only China but also Japan as well.
Where are tomorrow's food and drink safety threats, recalls, and outbreaks going to appear? The smart food safety players including; Kraft Heinz, WM Morrison Supermarkets, Coca-Cola, Food Standards Scotland, Starbucks, Danone, itsu, Unilever and Pladis are striving to identify and reduce threats and vulnerabilities with advanced risk assessments around fraud, contaminants and industry challenges. From next-level, proactive systems and approaches for full supply chain traceability, raw material authenticity and integrity assurance to uncovering retailer’s expectations, embedding a food safety culture and preparing for legislative updates… how can we anticipate what’s coming next?
Visual Trust is an end-to-end digital solution that allows Chinese shoppers to check the quality and origins of their purchases by scanning food with their smartphones. When shoppers scan products, they gain immediate access to quality certificates, test results, locations and pictures of farms, as well as nutritional advice.