• Posts Tagged ‘food fraud’

    “Arab Spring” in India for Food Fraud?

    by John Spink • July 17, 2013 • Blog • 0 Comments

    Earlier today Reuters reported violent protests in India over the deaths of 21 (and counting) children poisoned by a free school meal.  This tragedy is very close to home for almost every citizen in India since the mid-day meal program involves fully 10 percent of the total population, or a reported 120 million children. ...

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    Organized Retail Theft – Sometimes We Can’t Test Our Way to Safety

    by John Spink • July 6, 2013 • Blog • 0 Comments

    Organized Retail Theft (ORT) is mass shoplifting and is a type of Food Fraud that results in a public health vulnerability that costs businesses billions and erodes consumer confidence.  Since it involves authentic packaging and genuine product…we can’t test our way to safety.  This is an immense fraud opportunity that requires a holistic, all-encompassing...

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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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    Beware the Black Swans of Food Fraud!

    by John Spink • May 15, 2013 • Blog • 0 Comments

    No, Black Swans are not the next Food Fraud incident. Black Swan events are extreme events that are not foreseen, but if they occur could have catastrophic results, and in hindsight could have been seen coming (see The Black  Swan by Nicholas Taleb). Black Swan events are the types of threats that led to...

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