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

    by John Spink • June 10, 2019 • Blog • 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 best practices. The conference is based on the MSU research, publications, and public engagement on the food fraud strategy and policy. The deliverable is a “one-stop” annual update with a gap analysis and a list of action items.

    Link to Course Flyer: http://foodfraud.msu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/FFIFlyer-CONF-FFAU-Annual-Update-v1-Final.pdf

    Link to Registration URL (enable browser cookies or cut and paste link to browser): https://commerce.cashnet.com/msu_3794

    UPDATED Executive Education on Food Fraud Prevention Strategy Implementation, September 10-11 and September 12

    Compared to the Food Fraud Annual Update, this two-part Executive Education program is a more hands-on, in-depth education that covers the key topics of introduction through implementation and management.  These courses also address the more basic questions of “How to start?” and then “How much is enough?” The deliverables are the completion of a Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment (FFVA), the development of a Food Fraud Prevention Strategy document, and an implementation plan.

    Food Fraud Management System Executive Education, MSU, East Lansing

    Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment Executive Education, MSU, East Lansing



    For GFSI, FSMA, Sarbanes-Oxley or other requirements, addressing Food Fraud is not optional.  Even if you have a low ‘fraud opportunity’ you must have a written document to support your claim. To not formally address Food Fraud could lead to a recall and could be a federal crime for your company… or YOU.

    The MSU Food Fraud Initiative (FFI) offers courses ranging from the two 2-hour free MOOCs (massive open online courses) to the Graduate Certificate in Food Fraud Prevention. Choose from a broad selection of Food Fraud education and training opportunities.

    This is a brief summary of our MSU Food Fraud Initiative training and education options:

    MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses (Online): Free, open to everyone, includes optional Certificate of Completion

    Course and registration information: http://foodfraud.msu.edu/mooc/

    • Food Fraud Overview MOOC
    • Food Fraud Audit Guide MOOC
    • Food Defense Audit Guide MOOC
    • Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment and Prevention Strategy Development MOOC
      • Each course is offered monthly with on-demand content, plus semiannual live lecture webinar updates

    Executive Education (Short-Course):

    Course and registration information: http://foodfraud.msu.edu/resources/programs-courses/

    • Food Fraud Management Strategy (how to create and manage the program)
      • September 10-11, 2019, MSU, East Lansing
    • Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment (how to create and complete the GFSI requirement)
      • September 12, 2019, MSU, East Lansing
    • Quantifying Food Risk Workshop
      • Schedule under development

    Graduate Courses (Online, Three Credits):

    Course and registration information: http://foodfraud.msu.edu/resources/programs-courses/

    • Contact Dr. Spink, SPINKJ@msu.edu

    Graduate Certificate (Online, Four Courses Each)

    Course and registration information: http://foodfraud.msu.edu/resources/programs-courses/

    • Contact Dr. Spink, SPINKJ@msu.edu

    Appendix: Other MSU-FFI resources:

    1. Primer Reports: 2-4 page overviews of key topics such as Food Fraud Prevention, Food Fraud Compliance, Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessments, and others: http://foodfraud.msu.edu/index/primers/
    2. Food Fraud Initiative Reports (FFIR): These are in-depth reviews of key topics such as Enterprise Risk Management, the US Food Safety Modernization Act, Food Protection in New Zealand, and others: http://foodfraud.msu.edu/resources/publications/
    3. Video Library: This provides a summary of key lectures or webinars on related topics which were presented to groups such as Interpol, FSA Ireland, GFSI, and others: http://foodfraud.msu.edu/resources/multimedia/

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