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    Introducing the Food Fraud Initiative and MOOC

    by John Spink • February 20, 2013 • 4 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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    New Publication –An Introduction to Food Fraud, Including Translation and Interpretation to Russian, Korean, and Chinese Languages

    by John Spink • September 30, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Food Chem translation

    We are pleased to announce our most recent publication  – in case you missed it in your copy – in Food Chemistry Journal. If you follow our blog you know that we have been collaborating with countries all-around the world, and especially with China, Korea, and Russia. During those trips we have been introducing...

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    Review of EMA Aspects of New FDA FSMA Preventative Controls Rule

    by John Spink • September 19, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    Would the horsemeat incident be an EMA violation? Would it be regulated by FDA? TBD. Earlier today FDA released their updated Proposed Rule on “Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food” – this includes their direction on Economically Motivated Adulteration (EMA). EMA is a subcategory of Food...

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    Review – Food Fraud Topics from the 3rd GFSI China Focus Day, Beijing

    by John Spink • September 18, 2014 • 0 Comments

    GFSI China Focus Day Speakers (left to right): John Spink, MSU & Member of the GFSI Food Fraud Task Force; Petra Wissenburg, Director Danone & Chair of the GFSI Food Fraud Task Force; Mike Robach, VP Cargill & GFSI Chairperson; Yves Rey, Gen Manager  Danone & GFSI Board Member; Zaotian Wan, VP COFCO (China) & GFSI Board Member; Anthony Hugget, VP Nestle & GFSI Board Member; Cindy Jiang, Sr Director McDonald’s & GFSI Board Member; and John Carter, VP Metro Group & GFSI Board Member

    There was an incredibly open and direct conversation about Food Fraud prevention at the GFSI China Focus Day (August 26-27, Beijing). Food Fraud prevention was positioned at this event as a – and maybe “the” – top food industry issue.   Food Fraud incidents are undermining the other successes in food quality, food safety, and...

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    Publication – Annual Survey Study of Product Counterfeiting by Michigan Residents Utilizing the MSU State of the State Survey: Implications for Food Fraud

    by John Spink • September 5, 2014 • 0 Comments

    SOSS MAPPR IPPSR 2011 2012 2013 Final Report v06 Final cover page

    There are important Law Enforcement priority-setting insights for Food Fraud in our recent “Annual  Survey Study of Product Counterfeiting by Michigan Residents Utilizing the MSU State of the State Survey.” The surveys were conducted in 2011, 2012, and 2013. We have submitted for funding the continuation of the research. The next step would be...

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    Presidential Task Force on Seafood Fraud – MSU FFI Public Comments for the “Request for Comments”

    by John Spink • August 27, 2014 • 0 Comments

    seafood fraud

    We seek opportunities to comment – especially early in the development stages – on government and agency activities. The main way the US government communicates its activities is through Federal Register notices. There was a recent notice of public meetings and a request for comments on Presidential Task Force on Combating Illegal, Unreported and...

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