(12 March 2018) – The European Commission launches a Knowledge Centre for Food Fraud and Quality, operated by the Joint Research Centre.
The Knowledge Centre, a network made up of experts in and outside the Commission, will support EU policymakers and national authorities by providing access to, and sharing up-to-date scientific knowledge on food fraud and food quality issues.
The Knowledge Centre for Food Fraud and Quality will:
• coordinate market surveillance activities;
• operate an early warning and information system for food fraud;
• link information systems of Member States and the Commission;
• generate country-specific knowledge; for example by mapping the competencies and laboratory infrastructures in Member States.