Food fraud: A supply network integrated systems analysis

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Research Council Grant [RCG]


The aim of this research is to identify the points of vulnerability within the supply chain to food crimes in order to allow regulators and retailers to take appropriate action to avoid food adulteration.

The project brings together an interdisciplinary team of researchers from analytical sciences, predictive modelling, law, and criminology and business studies. Food fraud is not just a contemporary phenomenon and the deliberate adulteration of food products has a long history and with recent events throughout Europe, it is an ongoing problem.

The research will explore how the criminal opportunities within the supply chain are exploited. A model of supply chain dynamics will be developed to provide a greater understanding of the locations and opportunities for adulteration within the length of the supply chain.
Short titleR:HWZ HWZ ESRC Spencer J
Effective start/end date1/10/1425/11/16

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