• 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 – Trade Journal Articles on Food Fraud Compliance Requirements for GFSI, FSMA, and Sarbanes-Oxley

    by John Spink • February 23, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Are you compliant with the current and pending regulatory and standards requirements to address “all” types of food fraud and “all” products?  Probably not… but there are fairly simple steps to get started.  Our MSU FFI team just published two trade journal articles that summarize numerous peer-reviewed, refereed scholarly journal articles. MSU’s Dr. Doug...

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    Announcement – Executive Education Guest Keynote Instructor Dr. Jinjing ZHANG, Deputy Director-General, Department of Food Safety Inspection, China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA)

    by John Spink • January 23, 2017 • 0 Comments

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Dr. Jinjing ZHANG – Deputy Director-General, Department of Food Safety Inspection, China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) – will be the keynote guest instructor at our next Executive Education February 7-8-9, 2017, East Lansing, Michigan. This will offer a very unique opportunity to hear a perspective from China in an...

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    Publication – The Economics of a Food Fraud Incident – Case Studies and Examples, Including Melamine in Wheat Gluten

    by John Spink • January 18, 2017 • 0 Comments

    We all know Food Fraud occurs for economic gain, but it is more complex than just “profit margin” or “commodity price swings.” Reviewing the incidents provides insight on exactly how and where bad guys are attacking… which is critical to prevention and selecting countermeasures. New Publication: The Economics of a Food Fraud Incident –...

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    Review – New FSSC 22000 Version 4 Regarding Food Fraud and Food Defense

    by John Spink • December 23, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Question: Are you compliant with the Food Fraud requirements of the new FSSC 22000 standard — maybe, but probably not yet. Yesterday FSSC released their new Version 4 which follows GFSI direction to require (1) a Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment (FFVA) and (2) a Food Fraud Prevention Strategy. Addressing Food Fraud in separate assessments...

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