• 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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    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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