Clare has worked in the food industry since 1987 across 13 countries in Europe, North America, the Caribbean and Australia with experience across numerous sectors of the industry including seafood processing (wild harvest, aqua-cultured, shellfish, molluscs, fish, cephalopods, reptiles & crustaceans) (shucking, hot and cold smoking, MAP, Sous vide).
Clare has current expertise in numerous audit programs including :
- BRC Food Safety & Storage & Distribution
- SQF food safety & packaging.
- Ethical auditor for WQA
- FSSC 22 000 & ISO 22 000 selected second party assessment programs.
Food fraud in real life- how is it really found out? Lab tests? Computer systems ? No. Hard product traceability up and down the supply chain: making the links between the certificates
Nuts in spices, plastic in rice, waste meat in Tesco’s and there are many other examples of food fraud but how did that first person actually find these problems in their day to day food world.
Turns out most of these cases were found by people doing their job very diligently but then thinking outside the square: 2 + 2 = 5, not 4 as it would be under a HACCP Plan. So to successfully control food fraud in your supply chain, you need to know what to look for and one of the key symptoms to look for is raw material traceability- or the lack of it- through the supply chain
All 3rd party food safety & sustainability standards have requirements for a documented product traceability, approved supplier system with procedures & records. You need to be able carry out mock recalls, mass balance product trace checks back to catcher boats/catch area & map your supply chain to carry out an assessment for vulnerability to food fraud.
It’s about the trace checking process: prove the product identity/traceability system & segregation system is in place, documented & working from approved suppliers. You need to track product through the trucking companies, ports, ships, sub contracted processors, cold stores & warehouses. This presentation is about the practical methods of how to find this formation in your existing system & carry out an effective supply chain trace check.