• Posts Tagged ‘food safety’

    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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    So, How Big Is the Food Fraud Problem? UNKNOWABLE!

    by John Spink • April 3, 2013 • Blog • 0 Comments

    Quantitative estimates of product fraud are elusive if not impossible to determine. The bad guys don’t submit annual reports and don’t share estimates of their activities – at least not outside their criminal organizations. We know what we caught but we have no idea what we didn’t catch. Did we only catch the sloppy...

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    GFSI Update #2 – Food Fraud a Hot Topic

    by John Spink • March 13, 2013 • Blog • 0 Comments

      This is the second post regarding the GFSI conference. This includes insight from the pre-conference GFSI stakeholder meetings on Wednesday and also from the conference  closing remarks on Friday. Pre-Conference GFSI Meeting GFSI Vice-Chair Frank Yiannas (VP Food Safety, Walmart) led the meeting that included a set of electronic survey questions that solicited...

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    GFSI Update #1 – Notes from Today’s Food Fraud Presentations at the GFSI/ Consumer Goods Forum

    by John Spink • March 10, 2013 • Blog • 0 Comments

    (Written March 6) About an hour ago we finished the Food Fraud breakout session at the GFSI/Consumer Goods Forum here in Barcelona. The session was convened by GFSI Chair Yves Rey (Corporate Quality General Manager, Danone Group).  I presented Defining Food Fraud, Petra Wissenburg (Corporate Quality Director, Danone) presented an update on the Food...

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