|Markets||European Union, International|
|Organization||Knowledge for Policy|
Labelling, Alerts and recalls,
Methods and Manufacturing,
Trade, market and official controls.
Interesting publications in September include the 2020 annual report of the EU Agri-Food Fraud Network, an online article that discusses the challenges presented by frauds in the honey sector, as well as the Guardian overview on food fraud and counterfeit cotton. Besides this, highlighted in this report is the article about China increasing rewards for consumer fraud whistleblowers, following by a thought-provoking discussion about “dual-quality food” in Lithuania compared to the Western markets, and an online article addresses frauds in the wine sector, quoting a report which claims “20% of wine sold worldwide is fake”. The report for the previous month as summarized by the JRC includes: - Seized meat and meat products in Italy and Romania; - Seafood investigation of mislabelling/substitution rate in EU/ Africa region; along with the scientific paper reporting mislabelling rates and the percentage of the protected species sold in Greece; - Milk and milk products in Pakistan, where The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) discarded over 27 000 liters of milk contaminated with water, urea and powder; - Fruits and vegetables and tomato sauce cases in Italy of mislabelled as a Geographical Indication; - Tea mislabelled as a renowned brand in 4 370 fake packets was seized by the Indian police.