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    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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    Survey – Food Fraud Prevention Survey at the Food Safety Summit 2015

    by John Spink • April 28, 2015 • 0 Comments

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    The anonymous survey can be found at:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZR7F5CH …… I hope you will take the time to participate in this 10 minute online survey – just 17 one-sentence questions. YOUR NAME AND COMPANY WILL NOT BE RECORDED ANYWHERE. If you’re not familiar with every topic covered, that’s okay, just answer those questions that apply...

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    MSU Food Fraud Programs, June 15-16/17-18 and Sept 21-22/23-24: Food Fraud Basics and Quantifying Food Risk (Invitation Only)

    by John Spink • April 28, 2015 • 0 Comments

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    NOTE: New June dates were just added based on industry demand regarding the pending standards and certification requirements for a Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment and Food Fraud Prevention Plan. ……… To Our Food Fraud Initiative Partners, This is an announcement of our next Short Course and Executive Education programs: Food Fraud Basics – Short...

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    Michigan State University Announces its 5th and 6th Food Fraud MOOC (Massive Open Online Course)

    by John Spink • April 21, 2015 • 0 Comments

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Dr. John Spink, Director & Assistant Professor, Food Fraud Initiative, Michigan State University, spinkj@msu.edu , www.FoodFraud.msu.edu , Phone: (517) 381-4491 Note: Please feel free to forward as you see fit, such as distribution lists or list serves. Also, feel free to post this program and the dates on internal or...

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    Germanwings Airplane Crash: Was it a “Reasonably Foreseeable Hazard” or “Reasonably Likely to Occur”?

    by John Spink • March 31, 2015 • 0 Comments


    Was last week’s Germanwings intentional airplane crash by a rogue pilot a “reasonably foreseeable hazard”? Was it “reasonably likely to occur”? What is the regulatory or jury-determined legal liability expectation of what is “reasonably” and “likely”? For Food Fraud: To-be-determined. The Germanwings plane crash from last week is a horrible tragedy on many fronts....

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