29 Nov 2022
The annual report from the FSA's National Food Crime Unit (NFCU) has been published and covers the achievements, operational and developmental challenges and the planned activity for the year ahead.
Investigations of note is Operation Highland:
This is an investigation into the directors of a potato supplier. The company are alleged to have been selling premium grades of potatoes, which had been substituted with lower grade potatoes. This evidence comes from laboratory analysis of potatoes purchased from UK supermarket outlets. Investigators are about to commence review of documents seized during the search warrants.
Members are advised to ensure that all traceability, varietal information, source and other legally required information