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    Review: Final Rule for FSMA Preventative Controls Regarding Food Fraud and EMA – Preliminary MSU FFI Report

    by John Spink • September 18, 2015 • Blog • 0 Comments

    SUMMARY (150-word-brief): This is the MSU FFI review of the Food Safety Modernization Act Preventive Controls (FSMA-PC) Final Rule for Human Food and for Animal Food that was published yesterday. The Final Rule confirms that Food Fraud/Economically Motivated Adulteration (FF/EMA) must be addressed. FF/EMA is under Preventative Controls (Food Safety) and not Intentional Adulteration...

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    Publication – Selection of Strategic Authentication and Tracing Programs

    by John Spink • February 13, 2015 • Blog • 0 Comments

    Authentication is a key to Food Fraud prevention and a critical part of the “detect-deter-prevent” continuum. Selecting authentication countermeasures that contribute to prevention is often complex and challenging. This challenge was the subject of my chapter on “The Selection of Strategic Authentication and Tracing Programs ” in the book Counterfeit Medicines : Volume I. Policy, Economics,...

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    FFI Presentations at Shenzhen International Innovation Auditorium Conference and Chinese National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment

    by John Spink • January 14, 2015 • Blog • 0 Comments

    This is an advance copy of my January 19 and January 22 presentations at the Shenzhen International Innovation Auditorium Conference (hosted by the Shenzhen Municipal Government) and to the Chinese National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA, Beijing). I will be using the same presentation for both groups. For the CFSA I will...

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    Review of EMA Aspects of New FDA FSMA Preventative Controls Rule

    by John Spink • September 19, 2014 • Blog • 0 Comments

    Would the horsemeat incident be an EMA violation? Would it be regulated by FDA? TBD. Earlier today FDA released their updated Proposed Rule on “Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food” – this includes their direction on Economically Motivated Adulteration (EMA). EMA is a subcategory of Food...

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    If ‘Disgruntled Employee’ Actions Are ‘Economically Motivated’ Is It Food Fraud and Does It Meet the FDA’s Definition of ‘Economically Motivated Adulteration”? No and No.

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

    Does it matter? Aren’t they all just words? Not if there is a regulatory compliance issue. The US Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is still determining where and how they will address ‘Economically Motivated Adulteration’ (EMA) – and there are questions beyond just the text from the Federal Register or from FSMA (see previous...

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