• MSU Food Fraud Executive Education May 12-13: Addressing VACCP, FSMA, and the EU Food Integrity Project

    by John Spink • April 22, 2014 • Blog • 0 Comments

    spicesTo our Food Fraud Initiative Partners,

    This is a reminder of our May 12-13 Food Fraud Executive Education.  The program will include insight from our most recent presentations, meetings, and projects, including:

    • EU Food Integrity Project: We interacted with team members in February (at FERA, York, UK at their Food Fraud – Analytical Tools conference) and in April (at Queen’s University Belfast conference on Food Integrity).  This project has interaction with, and influence on, the Food Fraud laws and regulations in the UK and overall in the EU (DG-SANCO).
    • GFSI Food Fraud Direction/ VACCP: The Food Fraud Think Tank presented at the GFSI conference in February.  Clear direction was presented on the Food Fraud concept, the focus on prevention, and the three pillars of HACCP (Hazard/ Food Safety), TACCP (Threat/ Food Defense), and now VACCP (Vulnerability/ Food Fraud).
    • FDA Public Meetings on the Intentional Adulteration Section of FSMA: We reviewed the documentation and public meetings.  Economically Motivated Adulteration (EMA) is shifting from more traditional ‘Food Defense’ to ‘Preventative Controls.’ EMA is still a very important topic and will adapt. The shift is aligned with our ongoing research focus on prevention as well as the global trends of addressing the broader Food Fraud concept.

    Our Executive Education program will present these concepts and provide insight on how to implement countermeasures within your organization.

    Complete program and registration information is available here:  http://foodfraud.msu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/flyer-FF-Exed-may-2014.pdf.   

    Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or require additional information.


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