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    Species Substitution of a Different Elk

    Kudos to FDA for issuing a Warning Letter for an alleged case of species substitution. It wasn't seafood related, but it was a crack down on species substitution nonetheless. In this situation, FDA re...

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    Tips to Prevent Fraud

    I just read an interesting article that came to my attention through Google Alerts. This online article - Crisis Management in the Poultry Industry Preparing for the Unexpected - provides some good g...

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    Science to Combat Fraud (Part III)

    Some good reading on federal and state fish and wildlife officers activities to crack down on the illegal trade in endangered species with DNA testing. Yes this the same testing that is used by compan...

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    The Many Faces of Food Fraud (Part III)

    Apparently fraud is a two-way street.The Better Seafood Board focuses on eliminating fraud in the seafood industry actions that unscrupulous suppliers take to cheat the customer. Like identifying one...

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    The Many Faces of Food Fraud (Part II)

    As mentioned before, fraud in the seafood and food industry can happen in many ways and in any country.Former Ocean Fresh owner pleads guilty in fraud caseFood wholesalers targeted by fishy fraudIlleg...

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    Food and Fraud

    Consumer groups often lobby for the posting of restaurant inspection reports so the consuming public can use this information when deciding whether or not to patronize an eating establishment. New Yor...

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    Science to Combat Fraud (Part II)

    For any company sourcing ingredients based on protein content, the melamine contamination of pet food in 2007 certainly raised concerns with the test methodologies for total protein which are based on...

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    Chain of Falsifications

    Ive read the various articles that have been published this week on eel-gate in Japan and still am not quite clear on what actually happened. So Ill leave that determination up to the law enforcement ...

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    Bending the Truth

    Taking liberties with menu descriptions is not just a U.S. phenomenon. A recent story from the UK reveled that restaurants on the other side of the Atlantic have been misleading diners with less-than-...

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    What Do You Call a Food Fraudster?

    We dont normally run across three separate internet articles about food fraud in the same week, much less that same day. Maybe food fraud isnt so much of a secret any longer.All three of these caveat ...