• Is Food Fraud Under Food Defense, Food Safety, or Neither? A Review of the New FSMA Draft Rulemaking

    by John Spink • December 26, 2013 • 0 Comments

    This is an overview of the FDA draft rulemaking released last Friday on “Focused Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration ” – the FDA press release title was the “New Food Defense Rule ”.  We are pleased that several of our research articles were referenced and contributed to the discussion.  We will...

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    New Publication: Defining Food Fraud Prevention to Align Food Science and Technology Resources

    by John Spink • December 16, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The EU Food Fraud resolution just passed from committee for a full European Parliament vote in early 2014.  Defining Food Fraud and a focus on preventative actions are no longer just academic exercises.  That said, our new article is perfect timing, with very important insight for implementing regulations and industry best practices. Focus Research...

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    Does a Good Food Defense Program Help Prevent EMA? Maybe.

    by John Spink • November 13, 2013 • 0 Comments

    This is an excerpt of an email from a food industry leader.  If this person has this question then I’m sure many of you do as well.  The original question was: “Would a good food defense program help prevent ‘intentional adulteration’?” Answer:  Maybe.  Probably not yet… The “maybe” is based on questions of scope...

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    New Publication: Defining the Public Health Threat of Dietary Supplement Fraud

    by John Spink • October 23, 2013 • 0 Comments

    If you thought Food Fraud prevention was challenging… take a look at Dietary Supplement Fraud (DSF)!  There are probably 100 times more products, 100 times more ingredients, and 100 times less regulation and enforcement.  As a purchaser or consumer, the same principles apply:  “know your supplier” and “trust but verify.”  Our new publication will...

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