• Posts Tagged ‘FSMA’

    If ‘Disgruntled Employee’ Actions Are ‘Economically Motivated’ Is It Food Fraud and Does It Meet the FDA’s Definition of ‘Economically Motivated Adulteration”? No and No.

    by John Spink • August 11, 2014 • Blog • 0 Comments

    Does it matter? Aren’t they all just words? Not if there is a regulatory compliance issue. The US Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is still determining where and how they will address ‘Economically Motivated Adulteration’ (EMA) – and there are questions beyond just the text from the Federal Register or from FSMA (see previous...

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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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    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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    The Importance of Clear Definitions: The Four Definitions of “Food Quality”

    by John Spink • February 24, 2014 • Blog • 0 Comments

    “Argh… are those academics crazy for being such sticklers about definitions?”  Not at all!  So far — with scholarly articles to quote and reference — we’re all creating a harmonized starting point for Food Fraud prevention.  The important work is just starting for defining and clarifying even the most basic terms.  We all need...

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    Food as a Weapon – Re-Examining a Past Presentation at MSU by Col. Gary Vroegindewey

    by John Spink • February 12, 2014 • Blog • 0 Comments

    “Food as a Weapon” is a pretty strong statement.  We consumers have such a personal relationship with food that we constantly feel vulnerable.  With the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) draft rulemaking under public review, it is a good time to look back and gain some insight on our “Food Protection” roots.  Food Safety...

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