Fraud Detection Coordinations Across The Nations

EU wide coordinated herb and spice marketing control plan published: Spices and herbs are sourced at a rate of 300K tons into the EU from places around the world, and fraudulent activity can happen in any steps along the supply chain. The European Commission’s control plan investigated nearly 2,000 samples of herbs and spices commonly targeted for fraud, such as oregano, cumin, turmeric, paprika, pepper, and saffron, and found oregano to be the most manipulated, usually by the addition of olive leaves. Overall, the rate of 17% fraudulent products was down compared to other studies.

Find this and more information in our Food Fraud Database. Read the full pdf document of the EU Control Plan here kjna30877enn

Picture Credit Susanne Kuehne

Posted on 3 January 2022