Counter fraud good practice guide expected to be published
CIEH is currently working on counter fraud guidance for the food and drink industry, which is expected to be published at the beginning of November.
Eoghan Daly, CIEH’s Policy and Technical Advisor for food, is one of the co-authors of the guidance and has been working alongside Jim Gee, Visiting Professor and Chair of the Centre for Counter Fraud Studies at University of Portsmouth.
Fraud is an important issue for all businesses whatever their size or the industry they work in.
Food businesses are not immune to fraud and there is potential to be victims of buying unadulterated food or dealing with a bogus company.
To help the food and drink industry become more resilient, as well as protecting their interests and those of their customers, Eoghan Daly and Jim Gee are due to publish a good practice guidance document.
The document will set out the problem of fraud, good practices around how to prevent fraud and where to see out expert advice.
Eoghan Daly said: “The food and drink industry already works hard to prevent instances of fraud. But they are not necessarily looking at the wider picture and this guidance will help them do exactly that.
“Ultimately this will help the industry better protect themselves and their customers.”
The report will be officially launched on Wednesday 2 November at an evening event in central London. For further information about the report or the launch event, contact Eoghan Daly via email.