Past reported cases of fraud in a highly policed environment:
"Sturgeon caviar"from Mississippi paddlefish; "sheep's milk" cheese from cow's milk; etc. These are regrettable instances of food fraud. What is more unfortunate is that food fraud is only a small fraction of fraudulent activities in the food industry. Some fraudulent activities are condoned and even promoted as necessities.
In times past, highway robbers offered options such as: “Your money or your life” and they honoured your choice. These days, robbers seem to have moved from the highways into many unexpected food fraud enclaves and offer no options. Without warning, they rob us of our money and our lives in some instances.
Many players in the food and health sectors are working very hard. Slugging it are operators and their employees, regulators, scientists, auditors, consultants, educators, trainers, associations, advocacy groups, and many more. These are all working hard but it would be wrong to simply equate boisterous activity with meaningful progress. With everything that is happening, any claim that we are making progress ignores the reality. We cannot legitimately make that claim while we have: