• Rats! More Food Fraud. (No Really, Rat Meat!)

    by John Spink • May 5, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Rat meat Food Fraud should not be unexpected… but the Food Fraud incidents are getting to be what the New York Times stated as “…new depths of disgust.”  We know there has been meat protein fraud, rats are a meat protein option in many parts of the world, and there are reports of global...

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    What Fraudsters Will Learn at the Food Safety Summit

    by John Spink • April 24, 2013 • 0 Comments

    If “counterfeiters attend anti-counterfeit conferences” then Food Fraudsters will be attending the Food Safety Summit next week in Baltimore. We just need to be aware of this and continue to raise the bar. There will be plenty of Food Fraud insights gained from what is said – and what isn’t said – in the...

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

    by John Spink • April 14, 2013 • 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 • 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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