• 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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    Reflections on Food Fraud Prevention in Russia – Trip Summary

    by John Spink • September 25, 2013 • 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 • 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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