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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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    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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    Publication – Product Fraud and Product Counterfeiting as a Source of Terrorist Financing

    by John Spink • February 27, 2015 • 0 Comments

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    If we stop Food Fraud will we stop the funding of terrorism? No. But we’ll make a dent. Also, maybe more importantly, product fraud investigations often reveal intelligence on where and how terrorist networks are evolving. Our new article provides more insight. Our new article, Product Fraud and Product Counterfeiting as a Source of...

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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

    Dr. Spink Presenting the Valued Partner award to Dr. Wu and CFSA

    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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