The cost of food fraud in the United Kingdom is significant and takes many forms, according to a report.

Analysis found the cost of food fraud to consumers, businesses, and government is between £410 million ($504 million) and £1.96 billion per year ($2.4 billion).

Including prevention costs, the burden of food crime on businesses is £268 million ($330 million) per year, more significant than the burden to the government of £84 million ($103 million) and individuals of £58 million ($71 million).

Excluding prevention costs, the average is estimated at £87,000 ($107,000) for minor cases and £4.3 million ($5.3 million) for

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The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has launched a hotline that offers a reward for whistleblowers who report cruelty and neglect on factory farms, at livestock auctions, and in slaughter houses. The organization is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those who have committed acts of cruelty to farm animals. The hotline was created after Idaho became the seventh state to put an “ag-gag law” on the books to criminalize undercover investigations of agricultural facilities. Animal cruelty laws vary among states, but punching, kicking and other overt acts of violence are
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