The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published a guidance for businesses on how to spot and prevent food crime.

The guidance explains the seven types of criminal behavior associated with food crime, as identified by the National Food Crime Unit (NFCU): adulteration, substitution, theft, misrepresentation, illegal processing, waste diversion, and document fraud. The guidance also describes the risk of food crime to small businesses and how to spot the signs of food crime, as well as some actions that can be taken to prevent against food crime, like Threat Assessment and Critical Control points (TACCP) and Vulnerability Assessment and Critical Control Points (VACCP), horizon-scanning, establishing an anti-fraud culture, and other activities.

Included in the guidance are instructions to report food crime and resources that industry can use to protect against food crime, like the Food Fraud Resilience Self-Assessment Tool, information about the National Food Crime Unit, and other items.