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    “Share the Puck” – Valued Partner Award Given to Ray Bowe for Musgrave Group and Seamus O’Reilly for University College Cork (UCC)

    by John Spink • May 31, 2019 • Blog • 0 Comments

    While I was presenting the keynote address at the inaugural Musgrave Annual Guest Lecture in Cork, Ireland, we awarded our MSU-FFI “Share the Puck” Valued Partner Award. The first recipient was Ray Bowe, Head of Food Safety & Quality for Musgrave Retail Partners (e.g., Supervalu, Centra). The second recipient was Dr. Seamus O’Reilly for...

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    SSAFE/ MSU-FFI Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment Training Modules – New Videos

    by John Spink • May 24, 2019 • Blog • 0 Comments

    ANNOUNCEMENT – May 24, 2019 – New training module videos are available for the SSAFE Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment Tool (FFVAT). The videos were co-developed by Quincy Lissaur, Executive Director of the SSAFE Organization (SSAFE) and Dr. John Spink, Director & Assistant Professor of the Food Fraud Initiative at Michigan State University (MSU-FFI). The...

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    Food Fraud Education Schedule – Quarterly Update + MOOCs Now On-Demand

    by John Spink • February 6, 2019 • Blog • 0 Comments

    REGISTRATION AND COURSES OPEN: MSU Food Fraud MOOC programs – Free Food Fraud Overview Food Fraud Audit Guide Food Defense Audit Guide Food Fraud VACCP Implementation (Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment FFVA & Food Fraud Prevention Strategy FFPS Development) Each MOOC is offered monthly, with the content available on-demand.  Live lecture webinar updates are offered...

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    Presentation – Food Fraud Prevention Research Strategy at the National Academy of Sciences

    by John Spink • December 6, 2018 • Blog • 0 Comments

    Earlier this week I presented during the Food Forum at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC. The subject was Food Fraud Prevention, the research, unmet policy needs, and recommendations for a first step forward. My summary research question was: “What is the optimal role of the US Government and Regulatory role in...

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