• 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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