• August Registration Closed– NEW Food Fraud Annual Update 2019 Conference, August 13-14, 2019 & October 15-16, 2019

    by John Spink • July 22, 2019 • Blog • 0 Comments

    1. Note: August conference closed — contact instructor for October availability, spinkj@msu.edu Food Fraud Annual Update 2019 – August 13-14 at MSU/ October 15-16 at MSU:
      • Annual update is offered multiple times per year to meet attendee schedules.
      • This is a one-stop, holistic, all-encompassing review of evolving requirements and update of best practices.
      • This includes overviews of the latest academic literature on the subject. This also includes a detailed review and personal application of the latest MSU-FFI publications (e.g. Introducing the Food Fraud Prevention Cycle – FFPC).
      • Link to Course Flyer: http://foodfraud.msu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/FFIFlyer-CONF-FFAU-v3-Final.pdf
      • Link to Registration URL (enable browser cookies or cut and paste link to browser): https://commerce.cashnet.com/msu_3794
    2. FREE Online Courses – MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) programs: (1) Food Fraud Overview, (2) Food Fraud Audit Guide, (3) Food Defense Audit Guide, and (4) Food Fraud VACCP (full program for development of a FF Vulnerability Assessment and FF Prevention Strategy). These have been continually offered since 2013. URL: www.FoodFraudMOOC.com


    Note: August conference closed — contact instructor for October availability, spinkj@msu.edu Registration Opened: NEW Food Fraud Annual Update 2019 Conference, August 13-14, 2019

    by John Spink • June 10, 2019 • Blog 

    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/2019/08/FFIFlyer-CONF-FFAU-v3-Final.pdf

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


    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

    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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