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Europe: Tool for estimating vulnerability to food fraud

Wageningen University, RIKILT Wageningen UR and VU Amsterdam have launched the Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment tool (FFVA) for companies to approximate their vulnerability to food fraud.

The FFVA tool was developed by SSAFE organization in collaboration with nine multinational companies, Wageningen UR and VU Amsterdam.

An E-tool and spreadsheet version was specially developed for businesses by SSAFE and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

The FFVA tool consists of 50 questions that determine the vulnerability of a company to food fraud.

These questions relate to the determining risks factors that are inherent to a company’s vulnerability to food fraud.

They concern opportunities (suitable target), motivations (motivated offender) and monitoring measures.

These questions are not only directed at suppliers, but also at the company, buyers, the supply chain network and the broader external environment.