• Posts Tagged ‘GAO’

    Review: Food Fraud Application of GAO Report on Intellectual Property-Related Customs Exclusion Orders (19 US Code 1337)

    by John Spink • January 5, 2015 • Blog • 0 Comments

    The Food Industry could benefit from utilizing the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Exclusion Order rules. At minimum, it is critical that ALL companies register their brands with CBP. If you don’t register your brands then you’re missing out on the possible help of CBP. In November 2015 the US Government Accountability Office...

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    Final “Preventative Controls” Rulemaking-Related Questions for Economically Motivated Adulteration Questions – MSU FFI Public Submission for the “Request for Comments”

    by John Spink • December 26, 2014 • Blog • 0 Comments

      How and where should FDA address Economically Motivated Adulteration (EMA) or Food Fraud? Regardless of the US Congressional Research Service (CRS) and US Governmental Accountability Office (GAO) recommendations, is there an underlying question of whether FDA has to address Food Fraud/EMA at all? Since there are many global Food Fraud activities it is...

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    Review: GAO Report on FDA and Economically Motivated Adulteration

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

    Food-related Economically Motivated Adulteration (EMA) is a complex topic that has been discussed widely here in the US and now globally.  There are a range of industry and government regulations and reports that are beginning to address the topic.  It is one thing to try to interpret the text and the intent of a...

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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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