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'What did you just eat?' Food fraud explored by Committee

01 July 2016

The EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee holds a one off evidence session on food fraud and the integrity of the food system with Professor Christopher Elliott, Director of the Institute for Global Food Safety at Queen's University.

Witness

Wednesday 6 July in Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster

At 11.00am

  • Professor Christopher Elliott, Director of the Institute for Global Food Safety, Queen's University Belfast

Likely Questions

  • What are the food types most commonly targeted for food fraud and how is the fraud perpetrated?
  • What are the risks associated with food fraud for consumers and the environment?
  • How prevalent is food fraud in the UK and how much is due to food that is imported?
  • Can the UK resist the threat of food fraud and what more could be done to enhance the resilience of the food system?
  • To what extent is food fraud linked to organised crime?
  • How far did the horse meat scandal of 2013 undermine public confidence in the integrity of their food?

Further Information

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