A Novel Framework
To our knowledge, this is the first document to contextualize the topic of food fraud across Canada’s agri-food system and to present a novel intervention framework to Deter, Identify and Prosecute (DIP) food fraud. In this context, deter refers to the strengthening of regulatory and legal deterrents. Identify refers to the scientific methods to identify food fraud and prosecute refers to the ability to use the scientific evidence as a basis to prosecute bad actors. We believe that this novel framework captures and integrates the key components which are essential to reducing the risk of food fraud in Canada.