• Michigan State University Announces its Seventh Free Food Fraud MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), September 22 & 29

    by John Spink • August 25, 2016 • 0 Comments

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Dr. John Spink, Director & Assistant Professor, Food Fraud Initiative, Michigan State University, spinkj@msu.edu, www.FoodFraud.msu.edu, Phone: (517) 381-4491 Note: Please feel free to forward as you see fit, such as to distribution lists or list serves. Also, feel free to post this program and the dates on internal or industry...

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    Open Registration: September MSU Food Fraud Programs: Food Fraud Business Sep 27-28-29, and Food Fraud Initial Screening (FFIS) Vulnerability Workshop Sep 29-30

    by John Spink • August 21, 2016 • 0 Comments

    EDUCATION PROGRAMS ANNOUNCEMENT Food Fraud Business Executive Education Short Course September 27-28-29, MSU, – OPEN REGISTRATION February 7-8-9, 2017, MSU Food Fraud Initial Screening (FFIS) Vulnerability Workshop September 29 – 30, MSU, 1 PM to 1 PM – OPEN REGISTRATION October 6 – 7, MSU, 1 PM to 1 PM (tentative) October 27 –...

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    Review – Final Rule for FSMA Intentional Adulteration (Food Defense) Regarding Food Fraud and EMA

    by John Spink • June 22, 2016 • 0 Comments

    This is a detailed, 22-page review of the Food Fraud aspects or requirements of the recently published Food Safety Modernization Act Intentional Adulteration (Food Defense) Final Rule (FSMA-IA). In addition to regular contributors Spink & Moyer, we are pleased to add MSU’s Dr. Andrew Huff (College of Veterinary Medicine) and University of Auckland’s (NZ)...

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    Review – US IPR Center Senate Testimony on “Counterfeits and Their Impact on Consumer Health and Safety” – Application to Food Fraud Prevention?

    by John Spink • May 11, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Last week on April 27, 2016 the US Intellectual Property Rights Center presented US Senate testimony about the “Counterfeits and Their Impact on Consumer Health and Safety.” Food was not specifically mentioned but it is within scope. These law enforcement agencies are designed, built, and reinforced for enforcement and investigation.  This leads to the...

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    Publication – Book on Food Safety in China: Past, Present, and Future – Chapter on Food Fraud [published in China in Chinese]

    by John Spink • April 17, 2016 • 0 Comments

    This book was created by two of the top handful of Chinese food safety government advisors. Editor Dr. Joseph Jwu-shan Jen stated that this is a landmark publication that will establish the foundation for the state-of-the-art-of the science. They stated “It is the first comprehensive book that covers the many aspects of food safety…...

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