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Learning Point

June 2019

Does your company have a lively Food Defense?

June 2019

Would you leave your front door open when you go off to work or trust strangers with the keys to your house? "No.” The same point can be made with regard to your company security. On the one hand, you make sure that physical security is in place (badge system, fence, camera surveillance). On the other hand, you invest in human security by training your employees (SCAN method, following the procedures, etc.). These measures create a security culture which is necessary within the framework of Food Defense. Many of our food companies are on the right track, yet sometimes a story emerges....

May 2019

Food Fraud: when it’s too good to be true..

May 2019

A big “eye opener” in terms of food fraud in Europe was the horse meat scandal. The European Union then took some decisions in order to tackle this problem more firmly. Nevertheless, they could not avoid the Fipronil eggs and a new meat scandal (in Belgium). Other cases are bound to follow...

April 2019

Product tampering with needles causes debris in a sector worth millions of dollars

April 2019

September 2018/ It was global news – needles were being found in strawberries all over Australia. As they were getting closer to tracking down the criminal, needles started turning up in bananas and apples as well. Copycats increased the complexity of the situation. The government promised a reward of $100,000 for useful information about the perpetrator and threatened with the maximum sentence of 15 years. Things went from bad to worse: tons of fruit were dumped, New Zealand no longer wanted to import Australian fruit. This case shows how deficient crisis communication can affect an entire sector.

Events

Monday 30 November -1 00:00 - 00:00

Media training (at request)

Suddenly, is there a journalist at the door... Should I answer? What should I say? Do I have to say something?