Business Insider article Food traders are in the headlines again.
They have been accused of manipulating prices in order to make more profit from the commodities they are selling.
In the UK, there are more food traders than traders in any other industry, according to the trade body Food Retailers Association (FRAS).
The trade body has reported a rise in food trade fraud in recent years, and is calling for more scrutiny of food traders.
Food retailers say the trade association is trying to take away the business from them.
Food Retailers and Trade Association, or FRAS, said: “We have been targeted with false claims about how many food traders we are and how many people we are.
We are working with the regulator to find out how many traders are registered and how much they are making.”
We have also been targeted by the media for reporting fake trade numbers and claims.
“This is happening across the country.”
A spokesperson for the UK Food and Allied Trade Union said: “Food traders are the backbone of our industry and have helped fuel our economy for over 100 years.”
They have played a vital role in our food production and have created thousands of jobs across the UK.
“Food traders have long been at the heart of the food industry, with traders often earning hundreds of thousands of pounds a year.
According to the FRAS trade body, the food trade has a turnover of more than £12bn ($18.4bn) a year, with the number of food retail outlets reaching a record 4.4 million in 2016.
But it has also been hit hard by food shortages in recent months.
The UK Food Standards Agency reported a sharp rise in the number who were unable to make ends meet.
The number of children suffering from diarrhoea and vomiting was also increasing.
There have been a number of recent reports of fraud on food prices.
In January, a British supermarket, Tesco, paid £1.2 million to settle a class action case brought by the food watchdog, Trading Standards.
Tesco admitted to making false claims that it had sold more than 1,500kg of beef.
Earlier this month, a London court heard that a supermarket chain, Lidl, was found to have falsified its food prices, and was ordered to pay out nearly £3 million to consumers.
However, food traders say that there is still a long way to go to recover the costs of the industry and ensure that traders are properly regulated.
‘Fraudulent prices’The trade union says that, while it is true that traders have been targeting food traders, they have not been successful.
This is because the trade unions are under no obligation to follow up on the claims made by traders and it is unlikely that the trade bodies would be able to monitor them closely.
They say that the food trading industry is one of the most regulated sectors in the UK.
An FOI request revealed that traders had been able to make up to £100,000 a year off of the trade union’s members.