“Food Fraud Database”: a New Tool to Protect Against Tainted Ingredients


Last week, the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (“USP”), a scientific nonprofit that sets standards for food ingredients, medicines and dietary supplements enforceable by the Food and Drug Administration, released an updated “Food Fraud Database” that could make it easier for companies to identify tainted ingredients in food products. The database is available here: www.foodfraud.org.

USP defines “food fraud” to mean the deliberate substitution, addition, tampering or misrepresentation of food, food ingredients, food packaging, or false or misleading statements made about a food product for economic gain.

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Topics:  Food Contamination, Food Fraud Database, Food Manufacturers, Food Safety, Liability Insurance, U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention

Published In: General Business Updates, Consumer Protection Updates, Insurance Updates, Products Liability Updates, Science, Computers & Technology Updates

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