The purpose of this paper is to evaluate food fraud detection in the Czech food retail market based on the findings of the Czech Agricultural and Food Inspection Authority (CAFIA).
The outcomes of administrative proceedings from 2009 and 2013 were used. Data were collected from e-databases of the CAFIA and sorted by the current valid qualification for food fraud following Article 16, Regulation (EC) No. 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council.
Food fraud was detected, almost to the same extent, in both selected years by laboratory testing as well as on the basis of “on the spot” controls in retail establishments. The meat products were a food group with the most fraudulent tendency in both selected years.
This paper contributes to the overview of food fraud and could help to detect ways of food deception for the competent authorities and consumers.
This work was financially supported by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic (QJ1510336) and by the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice (GAJU-002/2016/Z). The authors would like to thank Czech Agricultural and Food Inspection Authority and native English speaker for language improvements. The helpful comments of anonymous reviewers are highly acknowledged.
Koubová, J., Samková, E. and Hasonová, L. (2018), "Food fraud detection by Czech Agricultural and Food Inspection Authority in retail market", British Food Journal, Vol. 120 No. 4, pp. 930-938. https://doi.org/10.1108/BFJ-07-2017-0367Download as .RIS
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