Criminology Blog Series – Introduction to Crime Prevention (not Crime ‘Catching’)

This criminology blog series was inspired by questions that have come up recently, including: ‘Has COVID led to more food fraud?’ and ‘What is the impact of inflation on food fraud?’ While there is no statistically significant data yet, can you afford not to act to prevent food …

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PRESENTATION – Food Safety Summit: Food Safety as a Supply Chain Management Problem

Purchasing managers don’t wake up in the morning and think about how to make life more difficult for food safety managers (believe it or not!) In this post we will review food safety from a procurement perspective, and I’ve included a link to my video presentation on this …

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Known Knowns? Unknown Unknowns? Know Your Problem Type to Frame Your Response

If you don’t understand the type of question you’re answering, you might use the wrong tool. For example, detecting species swapping is very different than preventing country of origin labeling fraud. Known known? Known unknown? Unknown unknown? The classification makes a difference. My good friend and frequent collaborator …

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ANNOUNCEMENT – Food Fraud Terminology Survey Research a Top 10 Most-Downloaded Article

Our “International Survey of Food Fraud and Related Terminology” journal article was one of the top 10 – not just top ten percent – most-downloaded articles for the Journal of Food Science. This is especially rewarding since governments, industry, and associations have used the article. Reference: Spink, John, …

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ANNOUNCEMENT – Food Crime Prevention Lecture Series by the SSAFE Organization

Food crimes – including food fraud and food defense – are non-traditional food safety problems. I presented on food fraud prevention for this lecture series, but also watched every minute of the other presentations from this very experienced group. Access the lecture series: Food Crime Prevention Masterclass (2021). …

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PRESENTATION -Cybersecurity and the Role of the Food Safety Manager

How is a food safety manager addressing cybersecurity like going to your doctor? In both cases, you are accountable for setting the appointment and clearly defining your concerns. Your primary care doctor will conduct the initial assessment and forward you to specialists. You are not expected to be …

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