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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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    Introducing the Food Fraud Reference Sheet

    by John Spink • August 20, 2014 • 0 Comments

    FF Reference Sheet

    Use the link below to access our new Food Fraud Reference Sheet. Over the years we have been asked for a single resource that covers definitions, articles, and videos, as well as educational opportunities. The content will be regularly updated with the latest information: http ://foodfraud.msu.edu/food-fraud-reference-sheet/ From the Food Fraud Reference Sheet: “FOOD FRAUD: The...

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    Announcement – £500,000 EU Food Fraud Grant for Queen’s University Belfast and MSU’s Food Fraud Initiative

    by John Spink • August 15, 2014 • 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 MSU’s Food Fraud Initiative Director Dr. John Spink is pleased to announce being included as a Co-Investigator on a research team that was awarded a £500,000 grant to tackle global...

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    If ‘Disgruntled Employee’ Actions Are ‘Economically Motivated’ Is It Food Fraud and Does It Meet the FDA’s Definition of ‘Economically Motivated Adulteration”? No and No.

    by John Spink • August 11, 2014 • 0 Comments


    Does it matter? Aren’t they all just words? Not if there is a regulatory compliance issue. The US Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is still determining where and how they will address ‘Economically Motivated Adulteration’ (EMA) – and there are questions beyond just the text from the Federal Register or from FSMA (see previous...

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    Announcing New Education Courses: Food Fraud Basics (9/22-23) & Quantifying Food Risk (9/24-25)

    by John Spink • August 3, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Location of Events:  Food Safety & Toxicology Building at MSU

    Food Fraud Basics – Short Course September 22-23, 2014 and Quantifying Food Risk Executive Education (Invitation Only) September 24-25, 2014 Register now for our next two Short Course and Executive Education programs: Food Fraud Basics – Short Course September 22-23, 2014 Link to Flyer Link to Registration This course is specifically tailored to those...

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    MSU FFI Public Comment on FDA’s “Proposed Rule” for FSMA “Intentional Adulteration”

    by John Spink • July 27, 2014 • 0 Comments


    Attached you will find the MSU Food Fraud Initiative’s Public Comment on FDA’s “Proposed Rule” for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) section “Intentional Adulteration” (our submission will eventually be posted publically at www.Regulations.gov). See a PDF of our comments here. Our summary comments are consistent with our previous public statements, presentations, research findings,...

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