David Lohr was sentenced in Arizona on Oct. 27 to 10 years probation. The sentence is in addition to a federal prison sentence in 2021. Lohr was charged with tampering and adding poison or otherContinue Reading Man convicted of poisoning food at retail stores
Meat, seafood, and alcohol are among industries identified as being at high risk for food crime, according to a Scottish food crime unit.
A strategy for 2022 to 2025 outlines the priorities and actions being taken…Continue Reading Food crime ‘likely’ in meat and alcohol sectors, says Scottish agency
Cyber-attacks and ransomware are among the major novel threats to food firms, according to speakers during a panel discussion about food fraud and defense.
Tim Lang, Jennifer van de Ligt and Jon Woody spoke about…Continue Reading Cyber threats and current landscape put food defense on agenda
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is asking for feedback on plans to seek stronger powers for the National Food Crime Unit (NFCU).
The NFCU tackles serious, organized, or complex cases of fraud within food supply…
Continue Reading FSA hopes to strengthen food crime unit
Food-related crime is a regular but rarely reported event in Finland, committed in different types of establishments, and a variety of products are vulnerable, according to a study.
The research looked at Finnish food-related criminal…
Continue Reading Study finds safety hazards common in food crime cases
Animal by-products, 2,4-dinitrophenol, beef and alcohol are among the product categories that have been part of food crime investigations by units in the United Kingdom.
Updates were presented at the Food Standard Agency’s Business Committee…
Continue Reading FSA and FSS present updates on food crime cases
Authorities in Spain and Germany have provided additional details about their involvement in Operation Opson X.
The annual crackdown is coordinated by Interpol and Europol with police, customs, national food authorities and private sector companies.
Continue Reading National authorities share Opson results
More than 15,000 tons of food and drink worth $60 million has been seized globally in operations targeting fake and potentially dangerous products.
Operation Opson X involved 72 countries between December 2020 and June 2021.
Continue Reading Crackdown results in seizure of 15,000 tons of illegal foodstuffs
A trade association in the United Kingdom has published a guide on managing food safety for the temperature-controlled storage and distribution sector.
The Cold Chain Federation said the guidance should make it easier for members…
Continue Reading Cold chain guide seeks to improve food safety in the UK
Taking action to prevent foodborne illness is one of the priorities identified by Food Standards Scotland (FSS) as part of its new 5-year strategy.
Reported cases of foodborne disease have remained relatively consistent during the…
Continue Reading Food Standards Scotland vows to tackle foodborne illness