Codex and Food Fraud: Public Comments for Their Electronic Working Group, Fifth Draft

Attached you will find our response to the US Codex Delegation’s request for public comments to the Codex Alimentarius (CODEX) Electronic Work Group (EWG) on Food Fraud. The most recent draft discussion paper remained focused on defining the core food fraud concepts and emphasizing prevention. To review our …

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ANNOUNCEMENT – Publication of the Food Fraud Prevention White Paper (Dr. Ehrenstorfer Series/ LGC)

This new free report focuses on food technology providers and food manufacturing test development and monitoring. This paper provides insight into how the food authenticity-related concepts of testing, monitoring, and verification can be applied effectively within the overall framework of food fraud prevention. LGC, and specifically Selvarani Elahi,  …

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EFFoST Dublin 2022: The Evolution of Food Fraud Vulnerabilities: Beyond Melamine to Infinity

Below  you will find a link to the pre-meeting preview of my recent presentation at the European Federation of Food Science and Technology (EFFoST) annual conference in Dublin. It is fantastic to see food fraud prevention becoming a common conference topic. Participation in events like this is very …

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EXCERPT – Fire Prevention and Ben Franklin (Why Food Fraud Prevention Should be Boring)

I just completed a video interview for a news organization. While I am always enthusiastic about the subject, I was very boring and not newsworthy. I kept talking about the monotonous routines of ‘plan-do-check-act’ that keep adapting to reduce the ever-changing food fraud opportunities. I used the example …

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FDA Honey Fraud Report from Dec-2022: Summary of Key Insights and Takeaway Points (Part 1)

Last week, this Constituent Update was published: ‘FDA Releases Data on Economic Adulteration in Honey.’ This blog post will review the report and provide actionable intelligence for your possible response. A later post of Part 2 will address how your food fraud prevention strategy should incorporate this new …

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Our Definition Cited in the WHO’s New Global Food Safety Strategy for 2022-2030

We are honored that the World Health Organization (WHO) used and cited our definitions of both food fraud and food defense. It is significant that food fraud has become a topic inherent in food safety and food control systems. WHO Global Food Safety Strategy for 2022-2030 report – …

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ANNOUNCEMENT – New Food Fraud Section in the PTNPA Handbook for Safe Processing of Nuts

I am honored to have been asked to develop the new Food Fraud Prevention section of the Handbook for Safe Processing of Nuts (4th Edition), published by the Peanut and Tree Nut Processors Association (PTNPA). I was first invited to connect with this group by Wendy Maduff, Ph.D. …

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Deceptive and Non-Deceptive Counterfeit Products – A Key Distinction When Selecting Countermeasures

Some consumers look for counterfeit products, whereas food customers usually look for discounted, genuine products. A food customer is often outraged and terrified to find a product that is NOT genuine. However, a customer seeking a counterfeit product would NOT be discouraged by a missing authenticity feature. Excerpt …

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