Thai Union Group PCL, Bangkok, announced a new strategy to protect its food supply chains from intentional contamination through a series of robust programs to combat food fraud.

The Combating Food Fraud and Food Defense Strategy will complement the work Thai Union already does under its global sustainability strategy, SeaChange, which includes tracing products to identify and record their provenance and progress along the supply chains.

“At Thai Union, we have an unwavering commitment to protect our food supply chains from food fraud and intentional adulteration,” says Sirilak Suwanrangsi, global regulatory leader. “This new strategy will strengthen our existing work to prevent any threats to our business and to our customers.”

Thai Union also introduced the Manual of Mitigation Measures to Combat Food Fraud and Intentional Adulteration, which provides guidance to develop mitigation measures against threats specific to each business.

“The new programs will exist alongside risk-based food safety management systems, together with the traceability systems of SeaChange, which play an important role in combating food fraud,” says Dr. Darian McBain, global director of corporate affairs and sustainability. “Collectively, they will reduce risks in Thai Union’s supply chains and help protect our business.”