Research and analysis

Food fraud: measurement to combat food adulteration

How measurement research supports the food industry in producing food that is safe for consumers and protects them from food fraud.



Laboratory News published an article describing how the Government Chemist uses analytical measurement science to help avoid or resolve disputes over food or agricultural feed adulteration.

The article outlines the history of the Government Chemist function and describes referee cases where raspberry sauce had been substituted by strawberry sauce in an ice cream product and where the amount of fish present was lower than the amount declared on the label of a fish product.