Announcement – Spink Awarded the 2015-2016 Foreign Expert Fellowship for the Chinese National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) – to spend August in China

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Contact: Dr. John Spink, Director, Food Fraud Prevention Think Tank (FFPTT), www.FoodFraudPrevention.com, Phone: (517) 381-4491 // Dr. Spink was nominated and awarded the 2015-2016 Fellowship to be a Foreign Subject Matter Expert for the Chinese National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA). With …

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Publication – Annual Survey Study of Product Counterfeiting by Michigan Residents Utilizing the MSU State of the State Survey: Implications for Food Fraud

There are important Law Enforcement priority-setting insights for Food Fraud in our recent “Annual  Survey Study of Product Counterfeiting by Michigan Residents Utilizing the MSU State of the State Survey.” The surveys were conducted in 2011, 2012, and 2013. We have submitted for funding the continuation of the …

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Review: GAO Report on FDA and Economically Motivated Adulteration

This a review and application of  the June 2011 publication by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (Gao), Government Accountability Office, report on “Better Coordination Could Enhance Efforts to Address Economic Adulteration and Protect the Public Health.” To note, was published by GAO one month before our journal article …

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Reflections on Food Fraud Prevention in Russia – Trip Summary

There is probably no better partner for our Food Fraud research than our Moscow State University for Food Production (MSUFP) colleagues.  We engaged as scientists and worked together as friends.  We are now collaborating on projects from a common perspective.  We will build a firm foundation of education and …

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The Impact of the Horse Meat Scandal on the Food Industry

The horse meat Food Fraud incident exposes a big vulnerability in the supply chain: all the best analytics and logistical optimization doesn’t help if the product is bad. While many fraudsters are unsophisticated and opportunistic, others thoroughly examine the entire network from re-packaging through quality control testing. Both …

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