In wake of the (yes, you guessed it,) horse meat scandal a draft report has published this week by the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety of the European Parliament starts to deal with the problem of food fraud in the EU.
The report lists 14 points that should be considered including how to track food through the complex chain of suppliers that often includes multiple countries, who is responsible for policing the supply chain? And, surprising, the fact that no statistics exist for incidence of food fraud in the EU.
The report also lists the top ten foods for which fraud is highest. The top three are olive oil, fish and organic products.