Food Fraud & Authenticity Testing
To protect our customers in the food industry from fraud and brand damage, Mérieux NutriSciences offers advanced methods of food fraud and food authenticity testing.
Food fraud is the deliberate production and or commercialization of non-compliant food for financial gain. Food frauds jeopardize product authenticity, cause economic damage, and can pose a risk to consumer health. Food adulteration has become such a substantial topic worldwide that fraud risk monitoring and food fraud vulnerability assessment are required by most important international standards such as BRC, IFS, or FSSC.
Our Food Fraud & Authenticity Testing Services
Mérieux NutriSciences provides solutions to tackle fraud at each stage of your value chain through food authenticity testing and digital tools. Our experts support manufacturing companies in the prevention and reduction of food adulteration and fraud along the supply chain.
Food fraud is estimated to cost the global food industry US$30 to $40 billion every year (John Spink, Michigan University, 2014). These numbers reveal that food adulteration is one of the top risks for manufacturers. Quality assurance professionals must implement continuous food fraud mitigation strategies to avoid costly food recalls.
Every food fraud risk needs to be carefully evaluated on a case-by-case basis considering the product, the specific food chain, the supplier, the historical data, and the location where the production takes place. That is why proper contextualization is necessary to frame a fraud risk and ultimately design preventive measures to mitigate it.
Our food authenticity testing services help protect consumers’ health and the safety of the food supply chain by preventing:
- The risk of fraud
- The presence of undeclared species in food products
- Product recalls and outbreaks
GMO & Animal Species identification
Mérieux NutriSciences provides advanced molecular biological testing technologies to identify GMOs and animal species in food and agricultural products.
Food Fraud from risk assessment to risk management
Our food fraud and adulteration 360 ̊ services are available for all food products category all around the world. Mérieux NutriSciences’ experts suggest 3 steps to effectively and continuously protect your brand:
To prove that your products are trustworthy, it is crucial to implement a sound food authenticity testing strategy, associated with a prevention and mitigation plan. Contact us to help you tackle food fraud with analytical solutions customised to your food products.