protectauthenticity

Mar 01
Monday, Mar 01, 2021 , Alessandro Tacconelli

The effects of counterfeiting on poverty across multiple industries

The first Goal that has been set for 2030 by all United Nations Member States in the Agenda for Sustainable Development is to eradicate poverty. In 2015, 10% of the world population was living in extreme poverty, with troubles in fulfilling vital needs like health, education, and access to clean water and sanitation. (1)

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Feb 19
Friday, Feb 19, 2021 , Alessandro Tacconelli

The automotive & aircraft spare parts counterfeiting. Often a matter of life or death

Aircrafts are generally designed for a life cycle of many years. For instance, the B-52, went into service in 1955 and its retirement date has been scheduled for 2040. (1) Therefore, to perform a regular maintenance of aerospace and defense products throughout their lifecycle it might be necessary to use parts that are no longer […]

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Feb 11
Thursday, Feb 11, 2021 , Alessandro Tacconelli

The “dangerous” market of fake cosmetics and how to end it

In 2018, the value of the global cosmetics market was 507.8 billion U.S. dollars. The same market is projected to reach the value of almost 760 billion U.S. dollars by 2025. (1) The growth of the cosmetics field has gone hand-in-hand with an increase in counterfeiting, which some associations have quantified as a rise of […]

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Jan 28
Thursday, Jan 28, 2021 , Alessandro Tacconelli

The new “trend” in counterfeiting during the global pandemic

Not only has the Covid-19 pandemic shed light on worldwide flaws in social and health systems, disrupted supply chains and taken many lives across the world. It has also triggered unscrupulous illicit behaviors and the increase in smuggling and forgery.

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Jan 20
Wednesday, Jan 20, 2021 , Alessandro Tacconelli

A revolutionary system to engage end-users and trace cocoa beans until a chocolates’​ box

Chocolate is one the most consumed luxury foods worldwide. In western European countries the per capita consumption reaches almost 10 kg/year.[1] Consumers, more and more concerned about food safety, today want to be informed about all the processes in the food supply chain. And for the cocoa market they make no exception.

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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 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 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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