• Posts Tagged ‘counterfeit’

    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 • Blog • 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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    Review: Food Fraud Application of GAO Report on Intellectual Property-Related Customs Exclusion Orders (19 US Code 1337)

    by John Spink • January 5, 2015 • Blog • 0 Comments

    The Food Industry could benefit from utilizing the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Exclusion Order rules. At minimum, it is critical that ALL companies register their brands with CBP. If you don’t register your brands then you’re missing out on the possible help of CBP. In November 2015 the US Government Accountability Office...

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    GMA Brand Protection and Supply Chain Integrity Report

    by John Spink • March 13, 2014 • Blog • 0 Comments

    On February 20, 2014, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) released their new report on “Brand Protection and Supply Chain Integrity.”  With my MSU colleague Dr. Doug Moyer, we participated in the Brand Protection Working Group that provided guidance for the project.  This report was commissioned by GMA and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) based...

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    Presentation: Food Fraud Overview at the Food and Ag SCC/GCC

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

    Tuesday, September 20, 2013, Washington, DC — Later this morning I will be presenting Food Fraud Overview at the Food and Agriculture Sector Joint Quarterly Meeting.  This group organized under the US Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council  (CIPAC), which was created under Homeland Security Presidential Directive-7.  From the CIP website: “CIPAC  membership encompasses critical...

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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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