The Nuts-for-Spices Crisis: There are No RFIDs for a Pinch of Paprika

For anyone suffering from allergies, food supply chain contamination is a big deal. But change is hard to make overnight, especially when it comes to trace amounts of nuts mixing with other grains. Tom Bawden addresses the concern in an article for The Independent. He writes that there is a worry that almond and peanut shells are being intentionally added to “bulk up” the apparent appearance of more expensive items like cumin. This is likely happening with smaller suppliers who are entering into the supply chain at unregulated and overlooked points, especially when the Internet is involved. Fraud is nothing new, but fraud that endangers lives is much more serious. You can read the full article here: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/features/the-nutsforspices-crisis-how-a-complex-supply-chain-makes-tracing-dodgy-food-difficult-10060830.html

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