• Organized Retail Theft – Sometimes We Can’t Test Our Way to Safety

    by John Spink • July 6, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Organized Retail Theft (ORT) is mass shoplifting and is a type of Food Fraud that results in a public health vulnerability that costs businesses billions and erodes consumer confidence.  Since it involves authentic packaging and genuine product…we can’t test our way to safety.  This is an immense fraud opportunity that requires a holistic, all-encompassing...

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    Does Traceability Really Help Fight Fraudsters?

    by John Spink • May 29, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Traceability – finding where the product has been, where it is going, or where it is right now – is increasing in importance for the food industry for a number of reasons.  Authentication – proving the product genuine or proving it fake – is also increasing in importance, especially when combined with traceability within...

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    Food Fraud Criminal Cases…Keep your Boss Out of Handcuffs!

    by John Spink • May 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Food Fraud incidents being treated as criminal cases? In the MSU Food Fraud Overview MOOC earlier this month I briefly discussed this, and I want to follow up with examples and details here.  It takes quite a bit for a US agency to pursue criminal charges when there are civil law options.  The burden of proof for a...

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