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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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    “Share the Puck” – Valued Partner Award Given to Dr. Yongning Wu, Chinese National Food Safety Center (CFSA), and Others

    by John Spink • February 19, 2015 • 0 Comments

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    While in Shenzhen and Beijing presenting to several government agencies last month, we awarded several Chinese colleagues with our “Share the Puck” Valued Partner Award. Leading their team is Dr. Yongning Wu, the Chief Scientist for the Chinese National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA). Our MSU Food Fraud Initiative (FFI) recognizes key...

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    Publication – Selection of Strategic Authentication and Tracing Programs

    by John Spink • February 13, 2015 • 0 Comments

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    Authentication is a key to Food Fraud prevention and a critical part of the “detect-deter-prevent” continuum. Selecting authentication countermeasures that contribute to prevention is often complex and challenging. This challenge was the subject of my chapter on “The Selection of Strategic Authentication and Tracing Programs ” in the book Counterfeit Medicines : Volume I. Policy, Economics,...

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    FFI Presentations at Shenzhen International Innovation Auditorium Conference and Chinese National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment

    by John Spink • January 14, 2015 • 0 Comments

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    This is an advance copy of my January 19 and January 22 presentations at the Shenzhen International Innovation Auditorium Conference (hosted by the Shenzhen Municipal Government) and to the Chinese National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA, Beijing). I will be using the same presentation for both groups. For the CFSA I will...

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    Review: Food Fraud Application of GAO Report on Intellectual Property-Related Customs Exclusion Orders (19 US Code 1337)

    by John Spink • January 5, 2015 • 0 Comments

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    The Food Industry could benefit from utilizing the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Exclusion Order rules. At minimum, it is critical that ALL companies register their brands with CBP. If you don’t register your brands then you’re missing out on the possible help of CBP. In November 2015 the US Government Accountability Office...

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    Final “Preventative Controls” Rulemaking-Related Questions for Economically Motivated Adulteration Questions – MSU FFI Public Submission for the “Request for Comments”

    by John Spink • December 26, 2014 • 0 Comments

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      How and where should FDA address Economically Motivated Adulteration (EMA) or Food Fraud? Regardless of the US Congressional Research Service (CRS) and US Governmental Accountability Office (GAO) recommendations, is there an underlying question of whether FDA has to address Food Fraud/EMA at all? Since there are many global Food Fraud activities it is...

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