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    Food Fraud Prevention is More Like Fighting Purse Counterfeiters than Controlling Microbes

    by John Spink • April 14, 2013 • Blog • 0 Comments

    “E. coli doesn’t surf FDA.gov to find more efficient ways to get on products… counterfeiters do.”  I frequently start my presentations with this statement and it usually gets a chuckle…then a nervous laugh. All the research publications and sharing of best practices that help protect the food supply from Food Safety risks, if applied...

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    So, How Big Is the Food Fraud Problem? UNKNOWABLE!

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

    Quantitative estimates of product fraud are elusive if not impossible to determine. The bad guys don’t submit annual reports and don’t share estimates of their activities – at least not outside their criminal organizations. We know what we caught but we have no idea what we didn’t catch. Did we only catch the sloppy...

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    How to Submit Your FSMA “Request for Comment” Response on Food Fraud/ Economically Motivated Adulteration

    by John Spink • March 27, 2013 • Blog • 3 Comments

     5/9/13 UPDATE:  The Request for Comments due date has been extended 120 days from the original. FSMA is a landmark law that will impact the food industry for years. The “Request for Comment” process is an important way for you to contribute to how FSMA will be implemented. The previous post provided a primer...

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    A Primer for Submitting Your FSMA “Request for Comments” on Food Fraud/ Economically Motivated Adulteration

    by John Spink • March 20, 2013 • Blog • 0 Comments

    The US Food and Drug Administration released two draft rulemaking documents in January 2013 for the Food Safety Modernization Act that was passed in January 2011: Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for...

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    GFSI Update #2 – Food Fraud a Hot Topic

    by John Spink • March 13, 2013 • Blog • 0 Comments

      This is the second post regarding the GFSI conference. This includes insight from the pre-conference GFSI stakeholder meetings on Wednesday and also from the conference  closing remarks on Friday. Pre-Conference GFSI Meeting GFSI Vice-Chair Frank Yiannas (VP Food Safety, Walmart) led the meeting that included a set of electronic survey questions that solicited...

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