In collaboration with Samuel Godefroy, Virginie Barrere, Jérémie Théolier and Catherine Dhont
Expired food being repackaged, vegetable oil added to olive oil, a mixture of chalk and food coloring sold as turmeric… food fraud is a growing evil in the agro-food industry and represents more than ever a prevailing key issue within the supply chain, from producer to distributor.
In order to better understand the perceptions and concerns of the agro-food businesses towards fraud, but also to document the current practices of the various actors in preventing and detecting fraud, CIRANO, in collaboration with INAF (Laval University) and CRIBIQ, conducted a survey with 400 businesses representing the agro-food industry in Canada.
A few highlights :
In conclusion, the results of this study, coupled with the increasing number of frauds revealed in the media, highlight the necessity to further speak out about food fraud. In addition, this necessity is strongly approved by the agro-food supply chain actors who consider that fraud is an issue which has not been sufficiently addressed, mostly outside the business, i.e. by the agro-food industry but also by the government and public opinion.
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