• Open Registration: September MSU Food Fraud Programs: Food Fraud Business Sep 27-28-29, and Food Fraud Initial Screening (FFIS) Vulnerability Workshop Sep 29-30

    by John Spink • August 21, 2016 • Blog • 0 Comments

    reg openEDUCATION PROGRAMS ANNOUNCEMENT

    Food Fraud Business Executive Education Short Course

    • September 27-28-29, MSU, – OPEN REGISTRATION
    • February 7-8-9, 2017, MSU

    Food Fraud Initial Screening (FFIS) Vulnerability Workshop

    • September 29 – 30, MSU, 1 PM to 1 PM – OPEN REGISTRATION
    • October 6 – 7, MSU, 1 PM to 1 PM (tentative)
    • October 27 – 28, MSU, 1 PM to 1 PM
    • November 17 – 18, MSU, 1 PM to 1 PM
    • December 5 – 6, TBD, 1 PM to 1 PM (tentative)
    • Regional and International dates and locations under development
    • Private or on-site sessions provided on-demand

    To Our Food Fraud Initiative Partners,

    This is an announcement of “Open Registration” for our next Short Course and Executive Education programs, updated with registration links:

    Food Fraud Business – Executive Education Short Course

    Course Dates –

    • September 27-28-29, MSU – OPEN REGISTRATION
    • February 6-7-8, 2017, MSU

    Link to flyer

    Link to Registration for Events (you may need to paste this link into your browser): https://commerce.cashnet.com/msu_3794

    This course is specifically tailored to those who need a thorough understanding of the fundamental Food Fraud concepts.  The insights are applicable from entry level engineers to executives — the content is appropriate for all levels within your organization.  This course is based on the MSU three-credit graduate course Anti-Counterfeit Strategy and Product Protection (VM/PKG/ CJ 840).  This course has been taught by Dr. Spink since 2008. Dr. Spink’s 2009 MSU Packaging PhD Dissertation was “Analysis of Counterfeit Risks and Development of a Counterfeit Product Risk Model.” Before returning to academia in 2005 he spent 15 years in industry including 11 with Chevron Corporation. His wide range of experiences included packaging development, plant management, technical sales, new business development, and consulting services. Dr. Spink received the 32nd Packaging PhD on the planet.

    Food Fraud Initial Screening (FFIS) Vulnerability Workshop

    • Sept 29 – 30, MSU, 1 PM to 1 PM = OPEN REGISTRATION
    • Oct 6 – 7, MSU, 1 PM to 1 PM (tentative)
    • Oct 27 – 28, MSU, 1 PM to 1 PM
    • Nov 17 – 18, MSU, 1 PM to 1 PM
    • Dec 6 – 7, TBD, 1 PM to 1 PM (tentative)
    • Regional and International dates and locations under development
    • Private or on-site sessions provided on-demand

    Link to flyer

    Link to Registration for Events  (you may need to paste this link into your browser):  – https://commerce.cashnet.com/msu_3794

    The workshop is a structured, education-focused program that provides attendees with introduction and instruction on a Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment. This is the first step to developing a Food Fraud Prevention Plan. This workshop is a deeper and broader dive into the GFSI/ SSAFE Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment that is complimentary to the Quantifying Food Risk course and supports the Food Fraud Business course focus on policy and strategy. Several real-world applications and problem-solving exercises are included that provide students with an effective framework for addressing their organization’s product protection needs.

    The workshop is led by Dr. Doug Moyer, Researcher for the Food Fraud Initiative and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health, College of Human Medicine, MSU. Dr. Moyer’s 2013 MSU Packaging PhD Dissertation was “The influences of organizational behavior on corporate packaging decision makers for durable (repairable) goods producers.” Before returning to academia he worked for 25 years at Ford Motor Company in a wide range of positions including Six Sigma, quality management, and as the director of North American packaging. Dr. Moyer received the 45th packaging on the planet.

    Overall Content

    These programs will include insight from our most recent presentations, meetings, and projects, including:

    • US Food Safety Modernization Act impact on Economically Motivated Adulteration and Food Fraud; Food Fraud is mainly addressed in the Preventative Controls rule but has been mentioned throughout FSMA. Overall, the Food, Drug, & Cosmetics Act is still in effect so the “Adulterated Foods” and “Misbranded Foods” sections are still the major drivers. There is a tremendous burden in addressing all FSMA, and while the FF/EMA sections are complex an overall prevention plan appears to meet the compliance requirements.
    • GFSI Food Fraud Prevention, Vulnerability Assessment/ VACCP: The Food Fraud Think Tank presented at the GFSI conference in February 2015. 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).
    • Global Food Safety initiative/ SSAFE Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment: This will be covered and analyzed.
    • China Food Safety Law Content: Dr. Spink will provide the latest insight on the new Chinese Food Safety laws, which include Food Fraud. He spent two months in 2015 in Beijing as a Foreign Subject Matter Expert Fellow for the Chinese National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA). Dr. Spink was also a co-author with CFSA on the Food Fraud Chapter in the book Food Safety in China – Past, Present, and Future.
    • Document Falsification: Due to partner demand we have added a Document Falsification section to the Food Fraud Business program. This will cover CofA’s, import documents, test results, audit certifications, and others.

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

    Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or require additional information. Complete program and registration information is available at http://foodfraud.msu.edu/resources/events/

    John Spink

    Director & Assistant Professor

    Food Fraud Initiative

    Michigan State University

    www.FoodFraud.msu.edu

    spinkj@msu.edu

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