On 1st September 2022, there was a major change to Food Fraud Advisors’ Food Fraud Risk Information Database on Trello.
Changes to the Database
After five years of providing free, 100% open-access food fraud information to the international food community, in August 2022 we made the difficult decision to change the content we publish on the Trello board.
From 1st September 2022, users of the Trello board will see a major change. The database will continue to be updated with information for individual foods/ingredients, but we will no longer be providing (close-to) real-time food fraud incident news. This means that separate cards for each individual food or raw material will continue to be updated when new risks or new emerging food fraud trends become known, but lists of incidents of food fraud will no longer be published on the board. The “Recent Incidents” columns have been discontinued and the final column was August 2022.
What to do Now
Keep using the Trello board to research food fraud risks for foods, ingredients and materials. Click on the cards for individual food types to see the risks.
For recent food fraud incidents, find a new source of up-to-date information:
1. Sign up to a paid food fraud/food safety alert service like FoodChainID’s HorizonScan; or
2. Perform your own searches online; or
3. Sign up for a free service (the JRC Food Fraud Monthly Reports are good);
4. Or, to retain access to our expertise in food fraud incident reporting, you can subscribe to Karen Constable’s newsletter, 🍏 The Rotten Apple 🍏. It’s full of awesome food safety and supply chain news, and (for paying subscribers), food fraud incident reports, just like the ones that were previously published on the Trello board.
Food fraud incident reports are now also added to the downloadable offline ‘snapshots’ of the database, which you can purchase from our website for US197. We publish a new downloadable ‘snapshot’ six times per year.
❌ Recent Incidents Columns (Lists) have been discontinued
✅ Individual cards continue to be updated for specific foods/ingredients/materials when new information becomes available
✅ Get recent food fraud incidents from 🍏 The Rotten Apple 🍏 newsletter, or by purchasing a downloadable, offline snapshot of the database, or by signing up for an alternative source of food fraud information, such as HorizonScan.
If you’ve got any questions, contact us.