Identifying food fraud vulnerability factors in food fraud incidents – a review of global incidents 2000–2018

Rezazade, Faeze and Summers, Jane ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0604-152X and Teik, Derek Ong Lai (2021) Identifying food fraud vulnerability factors in food fraud incidents – a review of global incidents 2000–2018. British Food Journal. ISSN 0007-070X


Abstract

Purpose: Global food fraud incidents are regularly reported and are on the rise due to the ineffectiveness of traditional food safety intervention strategies. The increase in food fraud opportunity is prevalent in the state of the COVID-19 pandemic as well. Food fraud vulnerability assessment (FFVA) is acknowledged as a critical requirement by the Global Food Safety Initiatives (GFSIs) and the World Health Organisation for an effective food fraud mitigation plan. However, there is no clear direction or ways to identify and analyse food fraud vulnerability factors based on real-data. Design/methodology/approach: Combining the barrier analysis technique and the routine activity theory to review the 580 cases of food fraud recorded in the Decernis database, this paper identified new food fraud vulnerability dimensions and insights pinpointed to three categories of opportunity, motivation and countermeasures. Findings: New dimensions of food fraud vulnerability factors are identified in this paper over the period 2000–2018. Where possible, new insights related to each food fraud vulnerability factor and dimension were identified, and literature evidence was used to confirm their contribution. Originality/value: There is a gap observed in the first step of FFVA in the literature. This paper is the first study to undertake a FFVA based on evidence recorded in a global food fraud database. This paper offers critical insights into global food fraud regulations by exploring the new emerging root causes of food fraud and analysing them, supporting developing effective food fraud prevention plans (FFPPs).


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Business (18 Jan 2021 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Business (18 Jan 2021 -)
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2022 03:53
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2022 04:39
Uncontrolled Keywords: Barrier analysis; Decernis database; Food fraud vulnerability; Routine activity theory
Fields of Research (2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1505 Marketing > 150599 Marketing not elsewhere classified
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1505 Marketing > 150506 Marketing Theory
Fields of Research (2020): 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3506 Marketing > 350608 Marketing theory
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): B Economic Development > 86 Manufacturing > 8601 Processed Food Products and Beverages (excl. Dairy Products) > 860199 Processed Food Products and Beverages (excl. Dairy Products) not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 15 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 1501 International trade policy > 150199 International trade policy not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/BFJ-02-2021-0140
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/46244

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