Food Fraud Task Force

The Food Fraud Task Force advises on a multi-agency basis across different enforcement arms of the State. It comprises representatives from a number of enforcement agencies including:

  • An Garda Síochána
  • Customs and Excise Service/Revenue Commissioners
  • Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
  • Food Standards Agency, Northern Ireland
  • Health Service Executive
  • Health Products Regulatory Authority
  • The local authorities
  • The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority
  • Public Analyst's Laboratory
  • Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC)
  • State Lab

The role of this Task Force is to act as a communications, coordination and networking group where intelligence and research can be shared at national and international level. Issues that are considered include raising awareness, improving mechanisms for monitoring and surveillance and training of enforcement officers.


Last reviewed: 29/9/2017