Date Published: 14 April 2009

Food Fraud Advisory Unit launched

Health Food - illustrating an item from the UK Food Standards Agency.

The Agency today announced the launch of a new advisory resource to support local authorities in their work to tackle food fraud.

The Food Fraud Advisory Unit (FFAU) is a group of 16 officials with extensive skills and experience in carrying out food fraud investigations, most of whom are practicing local authority enforcement officers. The FFAU members have agreed, with the support of their employers, to provide advice, on request, to any UK local authority involved in investigating food fraud. This could include any illegal activity relating to food or feed.


Source: Food Standards Agency (FSA), UK.

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