Scotland gets tough over food crime

Posted: 12 September 2018 | | No comments yet

Launched back in 2015, the SFCIU has already had some notable successes in the challenge of combating food fraud, as the unit’s head Ron McNaughton explains.


It’s estimated that food crime costs the UK food and drink industry over £1bn each year – and yet there is very little public awareness about it. It has many consequences, from the obvious risk to public health, through to defrauding the public and honest food businesses. We also need to be very clear that the vast majority of food businesses produce safe, high-quality food but, should a food business produce food dishonestly, it could be harmful to the reputation of the sector.



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