University of PortsmouthFood Standards: Do We Get What We Pay For?

Food Standards: Do We Get What We Pay For?

Modern supply chains bring exotic foods and local produce to our shelves all year round. In that climate, traceability has become one of the biggest problems for the food and drink industry today.

Now a team - led by our Professor of Accounting, Professor Lisa Jack - is tackling the issue with research that hopes to bring end-to-end transparency to the global food network. And in doing so, prevent fraud, improve food safety, and protect the integrity of supply chains.

Professor Jack admits that full traceability is not always cost effective. It is sometimes impossible, such as with commodities like spices, which brokers and agents buy from many small suppliers before selling in bulk.

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