• Introducing the Food Fraud Initiative and MOOC

    by John Spink • February 20, 2013 • 5 Comments

    Welcome to the Food Fraud Initiative! We are using this blog as a tool to share with you the frequent updates and developments in the world of Food Fraud. In addition, your comments can add value to the discussion and help set the direction for new topics and research. Our mission is to leverage...

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    Review of FDA Presentation on Food Fraud and Economically Motivated Adulteration – FDA Deputy Commissioner for Foods Dr. Stephen Ostroff

    by John Spink • May 31, 2017 • 0 Comments

    FDA Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Stephen Ostroff, presented on Food Fraud at the April 4-5, 2017 Food Fraud Conference, Quebec City. FDA has been consistent in its direction and activities – all types of Food Fraud has been illegal since the adoption of the Food Drug & Cosmetics Act of...

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    Review – CODEX CCFICS23 Meeting Summary – Action to Define Food Fraud and Related Terms

    by John Spink • May 5, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Friday, May 5    Earlier today, Codex Alimentarius (CODEX, the world food code) took a major Food Fraud commitment by proposing an Electronic Working Group (EWG) to review other CODEX texts and to create a definition and scope for Food Fraud/ Food Integrity/ Food Authenticity/ related terms. The recommendations of CCFICS will be submitted...

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    Review – GFSI Guidance Document Version 7.1

    by John Spink • April 28, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Yesterday the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements (Guidance Document) Version 7.1 was published soon after Version 7 was published February 27, 2017. Regarding Food Fraud, there were NO modifications or clarifications. Link: http://www.mygfsi.com/news-resources/news/press-releases/670-version-7-1-of-gfsi-s-benchmarking-requirements-furthering-harmonisation.html The GFSI press release mentioned that the changes that were made are important due to discussions with FDA regarding the Food Safety Modernization...

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    Food Fraud Education Schedule – Quarterly Update

    by John Spink • April 27, 2017 • 0 Comments

    For GFSI, FSMA, Sarbanes-Oxley or other requirements, addressing Food Fraud is not optional.  Even if you have a low ‘fraud opportunity’ you must have a written document to support your claim. To not formally address Food Fraud could lead to a recall and could be a federal crime for your company… or YOU. The...

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