A shipment heading from the Iberian Peninsula of Europe to South America declared a large number of pears on board.


Findings: Publican Detected a High Risk of Food Fraud

The European shipper, who deals with various forms of agricultural produce, had a batch of cabbage that was found to contain pesticide residue in 2022.



Recent food safety documents also reveal that pears originating in this part of the Iberian Peninsula carry a high risk of pesticide residue.



How did Publican uncover this?

By conducting a deep legal analysis of the shipper and unearthing key safety documents connected to pears grown in this particular region, Publican found crucial evidence to confirm the pears being transported did indeed pose a high food safety risk and flagged the shipment.




Not only was Publican’s system able to flag the shipment for customs inspection before arrival, but with the danger that pesticide residue can cause to public health, it was able to provide an important safeguard to ensure sub-standard agricultural goods are not admitted into the country.