• 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 – 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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    Announcement – New MSU Food Fraud Think Tank – Members include: Danone, Mars, Cargill, Wegmans, Mondelez and Hershey

    by John Spink • March 31, 2017 • 0 Comments

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Michigan State University announces the creation of the MSU Food Fraud Think Tank (FFTT). Founding members include Danone, Mars, Cargill, Wegmans, Mondelez and Hershey. Food Fraud is now a “thing” but needs a spark to transition to a globally harmonized “standard operating procedure.” Without a focused tangible effort the momentum may...

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    Michigan State University Announces its NEW Food Fraud Audit Guide MOOC (free Massive Open Online Course), April 11 & 18, 2017

    by John Spink • March 31, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Are you fully compliant with current or pending Food Fraud requirements? FSMA? GFSI? BRC? FSSC? Sarbanes-Oxley (financial reporting)? Are you sure? Have you conducted a Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment (FFVA) for all types of fraud (adulterant-substances to stolen goods) and for all products (ingredients to packaged goods)? How quickly can you print it for...

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