Government activity – public health, criminology, supply chain resilience – is primarily judged on quantitative outcomes such as the number of illnesses or crime events. The most efficient preventive measure is to ensure that risk assessments and prevention plans are in place… including for food fraud prevention. [NOTE: […]
Food Fraud Prevention in the US Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and the Food, Drug & Cosmetics Act (FDCA)
Did you know that food fraud has been clearly illegal under US food laws since at least 1938? Did you know that it is a compliance requirement to conduct a food fraud hazard analysis? The regulatory text is provided below, including ‘adulterated foods’ and also ‘misbranded foods.’ FSMA
Reliance on Incomplete or Uncertain Data Sets is an Achilles Heel of Enhanced Traceability, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Can you trust your data? How much do you need to trust your data? What is the error rate in your data set (e.g., credit card companies expect a 1-3% fraud rate)? The answer to these questions is based on how you respond to the findings. There is
ANNOUNCEMENT – Join Us for the 3rd Food Fraud Prevention Certification Workshop at the Food Safety Summit
Have you been waiting for a convenient opportunity to learn more about food fraud prevention? Consider our 3rd Food Fraud Prevention Certificate Workshop at the Food Safety Summit (May 6, 2024, in Rosemont/ Chicago). This in-person workshop includes compliance requirements and an introduction to vulnerability assessment. Attending In-Person
When getting ready for a new year, conducting a ‘gap analysis’ of your activities is a crucial step. You can spend your remaining 2023 budget dollars to book a workshop in 2024. Food fraud prevention is 10 years old but constantly needs to evolve and update its strategies.
Generative Artificial Intelligence (chatbots) is booming. There are opportunities and pitfalls for food fraud prevention. For example, the predictions are based on currently available information. Also, sometimes, the conclusions or results are incorrect, such as a chatbot providing me with citations for two articles that did not exist.
UPCOMING PRESENTATION – WTO Annual Agriculture Symposium Presentation: “Illicit Trade in Food and Food Fraud”
Join us to gain perspective on how the World Trade Organization (WTO) considers its role in food fraud prevention through trade rules. I will be a presenter in the Food Fraud and Emerging Issues and Future Trends session. International trade agreements are essential for food fraud prevention. I
I recently presented for the fourth time at the CIFSQ conference on ‘Trends Update and the Emerging Science of Food Fraud Prevention.’ I reconnected with hosts Dr. Junshi CHEN and Dr. Yongning WU (both of the Chinese National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment – CFSA). Reference: Presentation