Food fraud affects almost every type of food and edible products…the imagination of fraudsters seems limitless. Any initiatives aimed at hampering the progress of fraudsters are generally welcomed.

Wine producers are particularly exposed to fraudsters and fraudulent products. The EU has recently launched an initiative to create an EU database for chemical analysis for wines.

This article was first published at IHS Markit (subscription required), 3 September 2020

The internet has become a platform for selling food across the globe. This phenomenon has even increased with the COVID-19 pandemic. However, some malevolent operators use the current crisis as a business opportunity and have freed themselves from the EU food

Online food sales still need a clear definition and a proper legal framework at EU level to successfully take advantage of the cybermarket and create new opportunities for food business operators in the EU, writes Katia Merten-Lentz of international law firm, Keller and Heckman.

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When food fraud is committed, what are the sanctions?

As food fraud is such a broad matter, the legal framework surrounding sanctions is complex. Last year’s decision by the Tribunal de Grande Instance in Paris on the case of lasagna containing horsemeat instead of beef, provides us with an opportunity to explore how food fraud

This article originally appeared in World Food Regulation Review, Vol. 28, Number 9, February 2019.

The European Union (EU) succeeded in implementing one of the world’s highest standards of food safety. But each food scandal brings to light new gaps in the legislation and enforcement. After the Spanghero case (the so-called “horse meat scandal”), it

Katia Merten-Lentz was interviewed in the 20 January 2019 Liberation article “La fraude dans l’agroalimentaire est plus discrète qu’un cartel de drogue”. In the article, Katia discusses the issue of food fraud in the EU, from the products which are most at risk to the actions being taken by the European Commission to hold the