Hello, we have been using HorizonScan for 3 years now and it was great for our initial set up of our risk assessment but we haven't gotten much use out of it since. The ingredients we procure are not generally seen to have issues. It is very expensive at 3K per year and I have a hard time justifying it to upper management. I was looking at just the food fraud database (link below) since it is much cheaper. Has anyone used this database and find it works for your assessment? Decernis - Food Fraud Database
Do you have any other recommendations for databases or websites to try? I have signed up for Trello but also find that to be not as helpful as Horizonscan has been. Any advice is welcomed! Thanks!
Decernis, afaik, is derived from the respected, previously free-to-access USP Database Project which (I predict) was probably the most popular (free) food fraud (FF) data source at that time. I note that a free webinar is available. If this is similar to the one offered 2-3 years back, content then looked quite impressive, particularly in respect to cross-indexing capabilities.
Mentions of HorizonScan w/wo other options here -
Some mentions of other options (some overlaps to above) here -
As you can see, general focus more on free systems.
This survey maybe covers the field as of 2018. note that USP "became" Decernis.
food fraud monitoring systems,2018.pdf 1.39MB
The momentum to develop FF-related facilities seems (to me) to have somewhat slowed of late due relative absence of disasters like melamine.
Hopefully someone here has used both Horizon Scan and Decernis and can give a user comparison.