In September 2007, the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and all 27 EU Member States’ customs services participated in operation Wasabi. The operation targeted fruit and vegetable imports into the Community, specifically those from south east Asia. Operation Wasabi aimed to combat fraud and protect the financial interests of the European Union whilst also protecting the health and safety of consumers and interests of legitimate business. The operation uncovered serious fraudulent activity against the Community budget, as well as breaches of EU sanitary and health legislation. OLAF concluded that, in order to safeguard Member States’ financial interests and the health of its consumers, there is a need for increased communication between customs and sanitary authorities and involvement of laboratory analysis to provide correct import classifications.