Hot Source Q2 2017

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Hot Source Q2 2017

Global Food Integrity Issues & Emerging Risks

Food security issues will be one of the largest risks to global society over the next 10 years. The world’s resources are under huge stress and the issue of food security, ‘all people at all times have access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life’ is receiving growing attention. Global food availability will need to increase dramatically to keep pace with population growth. The FAO estimates that the world’s population will peak at 9.15 billion in 2050, an increase of 30% on the 2010 population, and it estimates that global food production must increase by 70% to keep pace.

At a glance

  • Over the past 2 years the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture Livestock and Supply (MAPA) has detected irregularities in 45 oil brands among the 140 collected in the last two years. Of the 333,329 litres analysed, 205,579 litres were found to have defect.

  • According to a report by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) more than 14% of tested honey samples have been found to be adulterated.

  • The results of Operation Tripoli have been released by the Policia Federal in Brazil. Investigators seized 400kg of shrimp and found they were treated with sodium tripolyphosphate, a forbidden chemical used to retain water and artificially increase product weight. Interested in knowing about our Polyphosphate Analysis?


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    Over 100
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You can use HorizonScan pro-actively to monitor food supply chain issues, from fraud and authenticity concerns, to pesticide or veterinary drug residues, environmental and other contaminants, microbiological problems, allergens and more. A 2 week free trial is available.

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Download the Hot Source - Food Safety Report

Hot Source Q2 2017 contains up to date information of the insights within Feras powerful HorizonScan & FC24 platforms. 

Within this document you can expect:

  • Risk mitigating insights into the global food supply chain
  • Expert analysis of the Q2 findings from the Fera Team
  • Key emerging issues to look out for in the year ahead.
  • Increasing issues of food fraud, broken down clearly by food type

Fera's Hot Source series is built on HorizonScan - Fera's powerful global food safety and risk system. To learn more about HorizonScan and take advantage of our 2 week free trial click here.