A growing epidemic...
Estimates ranging from 10% to 70% of processed and minimally processed food products in retail stores contain some degree of adulteration or fraud
INSCATECH has been recognized in the food industry as a pioneer in food fraud detection and protection
Protection against FOOD FRAUD (economically motivated adulteration) is an integral component of comprehensive food supply chain protection, in tandem with the fields of:
Food Safety: The prevention of unintentional / accidental adulteration of the food supply: the scientific discipline focused on foodborne illness prevention.
Food Quality: The prevention of lack of conformance to requirements, and / or quality characteristics of food that is acceptable to consumers.
Food Security: The prevention or the disruption to / or lack of safe and nutritious food supply.
Food Defense: The prevention of the intentional adulteration of the food supply. The adulteration may be economically, politically or behaviorally motivated.
The intentional adulteration of food for economic gain (FOOD FRAUD) is one of the greatest threats to health globally.
It is a growing problem in virtually every corner of the world.
Global Impact: Due to the universal connectivity of our food supply chain system, an incident of intentional contamination would result in a potentially destructive impact on the health, security and economy of the producing country and all trading partners.
Globally, legislation is being introduced which requires companies to take active food fraud protection measures - to protect their complete supply chain (including imports) from adulteration.