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    Can’t We Just Detect and Arrest Fraudsters? Sorry, But No.

    by John Spink • October 3, 2013 • Blog • 0 Comments

    We won’t arrest our way to food safety, but eliminate research on authenticity testing and detection?  Forget enforcement?  Ignore investigation?  Of course not… but you can’t increase the safety of the food supply if you’re only running around chasing “bad guys.”  Prevention is by far the most efficient policy.  To focus on prevention before...

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    Reflections on Food Fraud Prevention in Russia – Trip Summary

    by John Spink • September 25, 2013 • Blog • 0 Comments

    There is probably no better partner for our Food Fraud research than our Moscow State University for Food Production (MSUFP) colleagues.  We engaged as scientists and worked together as friends.  We are now collaborating on projects from a common perspective.  We will build a firm foundation of education and harmonization to advance Food Fraud prevention. ...

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    Presentation: Food Fraud Overview at the Food and Ag SCC/GCC

    by John Spink • September 10, 2013 • Blog • 0 Comments

    Tuesday, September 20, 2013, Washington, DC — Later this morning I will be presenting Food Fraud Overview at the Food and Agriculture Sector Joint Quarterly Meeting.  This group organized under the US Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council  (CIPAC), which was created under Homeland Security Presidential Directive-7.  From the CIP website: “CIPAC  membership encompasses critical...

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    The Trophy Remains Elusive — A Review of the 2013 IFT Conference

    by John Spink • August 22, 2013 • Blog • 0 Comments

    Melamine, horsemeat, rat meat, Sudan red carcinogen colorant… we understand Food Fraud is an issue, but how big of an impact does it make?  How do we define the risk or vulnerability?  And probably more importantly… how do we define progress or “success”?  The presenters in the EMA sessions at the IFT 2013 conference...

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