Food Fraud Prevention Overview: Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)


This is the introductory course in the Food Fraud Prevention training series and is an excellent starting point for education and insight on the current compliance requirements. In addition to a general overview of Food Fraud, the content includes: global laws and regulations which are both governmental- and industry-led, a review of the fraudsters and fraud events, an introduction to criminology theory and methods to assess the fraud opportunity, systems and techniques to both identify efficient countermeasures and to reduce specific vulnerabilities, and then next steps for governments or companies.

  • Course access: this is a free, self-paced, online course, available on demand
  • Course content: introduction and initial student survey; two lessons with video lectures, reading material and progress quizzes; and closing survey
  • Certificate of Completion: Free for this Overview MOOC, available upon successful completion of course
  • Professional training hours: 10, indicated on Certificate of Completion


The Food Fraud MOOC courses are offered monthly, with on-demand content for self-paced learning. Live lecture webinars with updates are scheduled semiannually.




This free online course is open to everyone in the world who is interested in Food Fraud prevention.

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