• Posts Tagged ‘gfsi’

    GFSI Releases Food Fraud Position Paper — Time to Act!

    by John Spink • July 15, 2014 • Blog • 0 Comments

    Earlier tonight the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Board released their position paper on Food Fraud prevention.  The GFSI Food Fraud Think Tank, created in 2012, was identified as a key contributor in the development of their position.  The Think Tank included our MSU Food Fraud initiative, Danone, Royal Ahold, Eurofins, Walmart, and Inscatech....

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    Food Fraud Prevention Insights for Technology Innovation – Presentation at UK/FERA and EU/DG-SANCO Meetings

    by John Spink • June 7, 2014 • Blog • 0 Comments

    This is a copy of my presentation for June 11 at 11am at the FERA/JIFSAN symposium in York, UK: http://foodfraud.msu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/MSU-FFI-FERA-JIFSAN-2014.pdf.   Neil Marshall, Global Director of Quality & Food Safety for Coca-Cola and Vice-Chair of GFSI, is scheduled right after me and will present on “Food Fraud and the Industry Response.”  Markus Lipp of the...

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    USP’s Comments to FDA on ‘Intentional Adulteration’ and ‘Economically Motivated Adulteration’

    by John Spink • June 4, 2014 • Blog • 0 Comments

    US Pharmacopeia (USP) recommends the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) adopt a ‘hybrid’ framework to address combating Economically Motivated Adulteration (EMA) – a sub-category of Food Fraud – separate from preventative controls (Food Safety) or catastrophic events (Food Defense). USP, and their Food Chemicals Codex, is an important stakeholder in protecting the global...

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    GFSI Direction on Food Fraud and Vulnerability Assessment (VACCP)

    by John Spink • May 8, 2014 • Blog • 0 Comments

    In February 2014 the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) presented their direction for including Food Fraud in their Food Safety Management System.  They have adopted a holistic Food Fraud scope and have shifted their focus from risks to vulnerabilities.  As I’ve mentioned before, as an industry we’re fortunate that there’s so much coordination so...

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    The Impact of Prevention Defines the Value of Enforcement and Prosecution

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

    Reflections on my week here at the Interpol 2013 International Law Enforcement Intellectual Crime Conference, Dublin, Ireland Food Fraud is a focus of Interpol, and the next big food crime Operation Opson  already has 32 countries participating.  The increasing impact on public health is being felt, which is providing a significant opportunity to further understand food...

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