• Posts Tagged ‘AFDO’

    Can’t We Just Detect and Arrest Fraudsters? Sorry, But No.

    by John Spink • October 3, 2013 • Blog • 0 Comments

    We won’t arrest our way to food safety, but eliminate research on authenticity testing and detection?  Forget enforcement?  Ignore investigation?  Of course not… but you can’t increase the safety of the food supply if you’re only running around chasing “bad guys.”  Prevention is by far the most efficient policy.  To focus on prevention before...

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    FDA and Public-Private Partnerships — A Review of the AFDO 2013 Conference, Part 2

    by John Spink • July 24, 2013 • Blog • 0 Comments

    FDA has stated it will be relying on public-private partnerships for food safety and emerging topics such as intentional adulteration.  Industry will be involved – and accountable – though the commitment is still undefined.  In this evolution is the opportunity for all of us to help shape the compliance and prevention landscape.  AFDO is...

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    Bracing for and Embracing the Food Fraud Challenge: A Review of the AFDO 2013 Conference

    by John Spink • July 10, 2013 • Blog • 0 Comments

    I had a very different response to my AFDO presentation this year than when I first presented back in 2007, when someone actually asked “why would someone counterfeit something like toothpaste?”  About a year later counterfeit branded toothpaste was found in stores in the US and melamine in pet food soon followed.  Horse meat...

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