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

    by John Spink • March 20, 2013 • 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 • 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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    GFSI Update #1 – Notes from Today’s Food Fraud Presentations at the GFSI/ Consumer Goods Forum

    by John Spink • March 10, 2013 • 0 Comments

    (Written March 6) About an hour ago we finished the Food Fraud breakout session at the GFSI/Consumer Goods Forum here in Barcelona. The session was convened by GFSI Chair Yves Rey (Corporate Quality General Manager, Danone Group).  I presented Defining Food Fraud, Petra Wissenburg (Corporate Quality Director, Danone) presented an update on the Food...

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    The Impact of the Horse Meat Scandal on the Food Industry

    by John Spink • March 5, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The horse meat Food Fraud incident exposes a big vulnerability in the supply chain: all the best analytics and logistical optimization doesn’t help if the product is bad. While many fraudsters are unsophisticated and opportunistic, others thoroughly examine the entire network from re-packaging through quality control testing. Both the horse meat and past melamine...

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