Global Efforts to Stop Food Crime
Andy Morling - Head of Food Crime, UK National Food Crime Unit
The UK National Food Crime Unit works to improve understanding of food crime, identify specific instances of dishonesty within supply chains, and instigate action to address.
Brief bio- Andy began his law enforcement career 25 years ago as a specialist investigator in the globally respected Investigation Division of Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise. The focus of this role was tackling the threat to the UK from international drug trafficking and serious economic crime. In 2001, following the lengthy trial of an internationally prominent sports promoter, Andy received a formal commendation from the trial Judge at Southwark Crown Court for his role leading the complex fraud investigation. Andy developed particular expertise in the use of covert surveillance and other sensitive investigative and intelligence gathering techniques. This specialism took him away from operational work on secondment to a role in national police surveillance training. At the end of his secondment, Andy returned to frontline law enforcement leading serious and complex investigations into financial crime and international bribery and corruption at the Serious Fraud Office at its London headquarters. In 2010 Andy joined the National Crime Agency with responsibility for tackling child sexual exploitation and abuse. Working directly to the Prime Minister’s Office Andy lead the UK law enforcement element of the joint UK/US Taskforce to Counter Online Child Sexual Exploitation. Andy was tasked, in 2015, with building and leading the new National Food Crime Unit and leading the UK fight against this serious dishonesty in food supply chains.