Dec 18
Friday, Dec 18, 2020 , Alessandro Tacconelli

To all of you that believed in the safety of the Swiss wine market, you were wrong!

Tignanello and Sassicaia again at the center of a counterfeiting and smuggling operation. This time even the safe and reliable Swiss market was involved.

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Dec 11
Friday, Dec 11, 2020 , Alessandro Tacconelli

WE COMBAT ILLICIT TRADE AND PARTNER WITH BRANDS FOR THE SDGs

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed […]

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Dec 09
Wednesday, Dec 09, 2020 , Alessandro Tacconelli

Lonza é pioneira em tecnologia para melhorar a rastreabilidade e a autenticidade de produtos para a proteção de culturas

Como em todos os setores, as relações no setor de proteção de culturas dependem da confiança. Os produtores precisam ter certeza que os produtos que utilizam são genuínos e que podem ter a garantia de ter um fornecimento confiável no futuro. Por outro lado, os fabricantes querem ajudar os clientes a utilizar seus bens e […]

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Dec 04
Friday, Dec 04, 2020 , Alessandro Tacconelli

Interpol warns: “Fake COVID-19 vaccines”. How to avert the risk?

When first, after having hit China, Covid-19 started spreading in Europe and then also in America, many false news started circulating about the virus. The more the illness was diffusing the more fake information were becoming “viral” among the world population.

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Nov 30
Monday, Nov 30, 2020 , Alessandro Tacconelli

QR codes. A clumsy attempt to match consumer desire for food authenticity

In the last years, the attention towards food specific attributes has been increasing constantly. Consumers pay more and more attention to what they buy every day in terms of quality of ingredients, origin, traceability and sustainability. According to a research commissioned by the EU (1), the majority of European citizens take quality into great consideration […]

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Nov 23
Monday, Nov 23, 2020 , Alessandro Tacconelli

Lonza and Authena team up to improve crop protection

Lonza Crop Protection and the Swiss start-up company Authena are pioneering digital technology to improve product traceability and authenticity of crops. The technology will initially be piloted as a prototype in Brazil.

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Nov 19
Thursday, Nov 19, 2020 , Alessandro Tacconelli

Lonza joins forces with Authena to improve traceability and authenticity in crop protection

As in every other sector, relationships in the crop protection industry depend on trust. Farmers need assurance that the products they are using are genuine, and that they can be guaranteed to receive a reliable future supply. Manufacturers, meanwhile, want to help customers use their goods and services correctly, safely and in the most efficient […]

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Nov 18
Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020 , Alessandro Tacconelli

The mystery of the fake Tignanello and the Sassicaia counterfeiting operation

It seems unreal, but after all the troubles this market went through, wine fraud is still an extensive issue! According to a study conducted by the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Right Office), counterfeit spirits and wine cost the European economy € 2.7 billion a year. (1) Additionally, it is estimated that legitimate wine and […]

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Nov 12
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Thursday, Nov 12, 2020 , Alessandro Tacconelli

The king of wine counterfeiting is free and (maybe) back to business

Rudy Kurniawan, the worldwide known wine fraudster, has been released on November 6, after spending 7 years in prison for his millionaire scams. How to protect your brand against counterfeiting?

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Nov 05
Thursday, Nov 05, 2020 , Alessandro Tacconelli

Veterinary drugs. Fakes and illicit markets

When talking about troubles with veterinary drugs, the first thing that comes to our mind is the extensive use of antibiotics in modern farms. It is true that today antibiotics are the only way to overcome a bacterial disease efficiently. However, their misuse to increase animal growth-rate and productivity can stimulate the development of an […]

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