• Posts Tagged ‘food safety. food defense’

    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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    The Impact of the Horse Meat Scandal on the Food Industry

    by John Spink • March 5, 2013 • Blog • 0 Comments

    The horse meat Food Fraud incident exposes a big vulnerability in the supply chain: all the best analytics and logistical optimization doesn’t help if the product is bad. While many fraudsters are unsophisticated and opportunistic, others thoroughly examine the entire network from re-packaging through quality control testing. Both the horse meat and past melamine...

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