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    MSU FFI Public Comment on FDA’s “Proposed Rule” for FSMA “Intentional Adulteration”

    by John Spink • July 27, 2014 • Blog • 0 Comments

    Attached you will find the MSU Food Fraud Initiative’s Public Comment on FDA’s “Proposed Rule” for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) section “Intentional Adulteration” (our submission will eventually be posted publically at www.Regulations.gov). See a PDF of our comments here. Our summary comments are consistent with our previous public statements, presentations, research findings,...

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    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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    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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    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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