Professor Chris Elliott talking about Food Fraud

Food fraud is a process driven by economic issues it is important to realise it also has serious potential public health implications. It threatens food safety as well as being a swindle. As highlighted in the 2008 Chinese milk scandal in which six people died and hundreds of thousands were made ill by milk products adulterated with melamine. Although the intention of the criminal gang was to get a better price for the adulterated milk powder they had unwittingly created a very serious food safety incident with disastrous consequences.

Professor Chris Elliott gives his point of view