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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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    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

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    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

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    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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    Presentation: Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment Foundation at the GFSI China Focus Day, Beijing & Korean Society for Food Science and Technology, Gwangju Korea

    by John Spink • August 24, 2014 • 0 Comments

    ffi blog V2 No25 GFSI China Focus Day 2014

    This is an advance copy of my Food Fraud Overview presentation  at the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) China Focus Day, Beijing which is being held August 26-27, 2014. This includes our latest research on how incident clustering fits into the evaluation of the fraud opportunity, which is the theoretical foundation for a Food...

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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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