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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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    Does Traceability Really Help Fight Fraudsters?

    by John Spink • May 29, 2013 • Blog • 0 Comments

    Traceability – finding where the product has been, where it is going, or where it is right now – is increasing in importance for the food industry for a number of reasons.  Authentication – proving the product genuine or proving it fake – is also increasing in importance, especially when combined with traceability within...

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    What Fraudsters Will Learn at the Food Safety Summit

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

    If “counterfeiters attend anti-counterfeit conferences” then Food Fraudsters will be attending the Food Safety Summit next week in Baltimore. We just need to be aware of this and continue to raise the bar. There will be plenty of Food Fraud insights gained from what is said – and what isn’t said – in the...

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    Food Fraud Prevention is More Like Fighting Purse Counterfeiters than Controlling Microbes

    by John Spink • April 14, 2013 • Blog • 0 Comments

    “E. coli doesn’t surf FDA.gov to find more efficient ways to get on products… counterfeiters do.”  I frequently start my presentations with this statement and it usually gets a chuckle…then a nervous laugh. All the research publications and sharing of best practices that help protect the food supply from Food Safety risks, if applied...

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    A Primer for Submitting Your FSMA “Request for Comments” on Food Fraud/ Economically Motivated Adulteration

    by John Spink • March 20, 2013 • Blog • 0 Comments

    The US Food and Drug Administration released two draft rulemaking documents in January 2013 for the Food Safety Modernization Act that was passed in January 2011: Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for...

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