• Posts Tagged ‘adulteration’

    Presentation – Food Fraud Prevention Research Strategy at the National Academy of Sciences

    by John Spink • December 6, 2018 • Blog • 0 Comments

    Earlier this week I presented during the Food Forum at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC. The subject was Food Fraud Prevention, the research, unmet policy needs, and recommendations for a first step forward. My summary research question was: “What is the optimal role of the US Government and Regulatory role in...

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    Review – Adulteration, Adulterated, and Adulterant, with Insight from Accum’s 1820 Treatise on Adulteration of Food

    by John Spink • October 2, 2018 • Blog • 0 Comments

    Can there be an “adulterated food” that does not include an “adulterant”? Yes. Confused yet? Keep reading. The bottom line is that to avoid confusion it is recommended to use the terms “Food Fraud” or “adulterant-substance” when referring to the type of fraud that is a substance intentionally added for economic gain. This blog...

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    “Arab Spring” in India for Food Fraud?

    by John Spink • July 17, 2013 • Blog • 0 Comments

    Earlier today Reuters reported violent protests in India over the deaths of 21 (and counting) children poisoned by a free school meal.  This tragedy is very close to home for almost every citizen in India since the mid-day meal program involves fully 10 percent of the total population, or a reported 120 million children. ...

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    So, How Big Is the Food Fraud Problem? UNKNOWABLE!

    by John Spink • April 3, 2013 • Blog • 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 • Blog • 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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