• 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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    The Impact of Prevention Defines the Value of Enforcement and Prosecution

    by John Spink • October 17, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Reflections on my week here at the Interpol 2013 International Law Enforcement Intellectual Crime Conference, Dublin, Ireland Food Fraud is a focus of Interpol, and the next big food crime Operation Opson  already has 32 countries participating.  The increasing impact on public health is being felt, which is providing a significant opportunity to further understand food...

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    New Article: EMA – Another Dimension of the “Expanding Umbrella of Food Defense” in Food Safety Magazine

    by John Spink • October 14, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Here’s a quick review of and link to our new Food Fraud article  in Food Safety Magazine.  This article was created to provide an overview of US FDA Food Defense activities that are related to Economically Motivated Adulteration (EMA) and Food Fraud (FF).  FDA has a lot of resources and ongoing activities related to...

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

    by John Spink • October 3, 2013 • 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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