• Posts Tagged ‘ema’

    USP’s Comments to FDA on ‘Intentional Adulteration’ and ‘Economically Motivated Adulteration’

    by John Spink • June 4, 2014 • Blog • 0 Comments

    US Pharmacopeia (USP) recommends the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) adopt a ‘hybrid’ framework to address combating Economically Motivated Adulteration (EMA) – a sub-category of Food Fraud – separate from preventative controls (Food Safety) or catastrophic events (Food Defense). USP, and their Food Chemicals Codex, is an important stakeholder in protecting the global...

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    Is EMA a “catastrophic event”? A Review of the Food Fraud Aspects of the FDA Public Meeting on FSMA Intentional Adulteration

    by John Spink • March 6, 2014 • Blog • 0 Comments

    Is an “economically motivated” incident only dangerous “economically”?  This question raises the important point of scope and definition of the “risk” in a “risk based approach.”  From a terrorist attack impact or food safety outbreak perspective an EMA incident almost always has a very low public health impact.  This is an ever-present challenge for...

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    Review: GAO Report on FDA and Economically Motivated Adulteration

    by John Spink • January 11, 2014 • Blog • 0 Comments

    Food-related Economically Motivated Adulteration (EMA) is a complex topic that has been discussed widely here in the US and now globally.  There are a range of industry and government regulations and reports that are beginning to address the topic.  It is one thing to try to interpret the text and the intent of a...

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    Does a Good Food Defense Program Help Prevent EMA? Maybe.

    by John Spink • November 13, 2013 • Blog • 0 Comments

    This is an excerpt of an email from a food industry leader.  If this person has this question then I’m sure many of you do as well.  The original question was: “Would a good food defense program help prevent ‘intentional adulteration’?” Answer:  Maybe.  Probably not yet… The “maybe” is based on questions of scope...

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