For safe food and healthy eating
Food Crime Q&A
Food crime can involve selling food or drink that has been tampered with, or using cheaper ingredients than the ones listed on the label.
Food Crime involves serious and intentional dishonestly that impacts on the safety or authenticity of food, drink or animal feed. Food crime can involve:
For information for businesses about food crime or incidents please visit our business and industry pages.
Did you know
Food Crime costs the UK economy £1.17 billion each year
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The Scottish Food Crime and Incidents Unit (SFCIU) includes the investigations and intelligence gathering arms of Food Standards Scotland (FSS).
A food incident occurs when there are concerns about threats to the safety or quality of food and/or feed.