Food fraud in the European Union


  • Getty Gabriela Popescu Department of Administrative Sciences and Regional Studies, Faculty of Law and Administrative Sciences, "Dunărea de Jos" University of Galati



prevention, counterfeiting risk, detection, prevention, organized crime


EU legislation does not provide a definition of fraud in the agri-food chain.

Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1715 defines a "fraud notification" in IRASFF and therefore indicates the key elements to consider. In this sense, agri-food fraud is "a failure to comply with any suspected intentional action by businesses or natural persons, with the aim of deceiving buyers and obtaining an undue advantage from it, in violation of the rules referred to in Article 1 paragraph (2) of Regulation (EU) 2017/625".


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How to Cite

Popescu, G. G. . (2023). Food fraud in the European Union. International Journal of Legal and Social Order, 3(1).