• 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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    Request for Comments on the GFSI Benchmarking Requirement Version 8 Draft Including Food Fraud

    by John Spink • June 26, 2019 • 0 Comments

    Recently, the GFSI public request for comments on the Version 8 draft was due. While the deadline has passed, if you have significant comments or concerns, you can still submit comments.  To link to the  Version 8 draft of GFSI Benchmarking Requirements see: https://www.mygfsi.com/news-resources/latest-news/1755-first-consultation-for-version-8.html Key Take-Aways Food fraud requirements are not going away! The...

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    Registration Opened: NEW Food Fraud Annual Update 2019 Conference, August 13-14, 2019 & UPDATED Executive Education

    by John Spink • June 10, 2019 • 0 Comments

    NEW Food Fraud Annual Update 2019 Conference, August 13-14, 2019 This new conference expands beyond the basics of “What is food fraud?” or “How to detect fraud?” to the practical steps of “What to do?” and “How much is enough?” The focus is on the evolving compliance requirements and the latest and most effective...

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    “Share the Puck” – Valued Partner Award Given to Ray Bowe for Musgrave Group and Seamus O’Reilly for University College Cork (UCC)

    by John Spink • May 31, 2019 • 0 Comments

    While I was presenting the keynote address at the inaugural Musgrave Annual Guest Lecture in Cork, Ireland, we awarded our MSU-FFI “Share the Puck” Valued Partner Award. The first recipient was Ray Bowe, Head of Food Safety & Quality for Musgrave Retail Partners (e.g., Supervalu, Centra). The second recipient was Dr. Seamus O’Reilly for...

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    SSAFE/ MSU-FFI Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment Training Modules – New Videos

    by John Spink • May 24, 2019 • 0 Comments

    ANNOUNCEMENT – May 24, 2019 – New training module videos are available for the SSAFE Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment Tool (FFVAT). The videos were co-developed by Quincy Lissaur, Executive Director of the SSAFE Organization (SSAFE) and Dr. John Spink, Director & Assistant Professor of the Food Fraud Initiative at Michigan State University (MSU-FFI). The...

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    Food Fraud Education Schedule – Quarterly Update + MOOCs Now On-Demand

    by John Spink • February 6, 2019 • 0 Comments

    REGISTRATION AND COURSES OPEN: MSU Food Fraud MOOC programs – Free Food Fraud Overview Food Fraud Audit Guide Food Defense Audit Guide Food Fraud VACCP Implementation (Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment FFVA & Food Fraud Prevention Strategy FFPS Development) Each MOOC is offered monthly, with the content available on-demand.  Live lecture webinar updates are offered...

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