Author name: John W. Spink, PhD

Dr. John Spink is Director of the Food Fraud Prevention Think Tank, as well as Lead Instructor of the Food Fraud Prevention Academy, which provides free online training. He is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Supply Chain Management (SCM) in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University (MSU). His food fraud prevention research focus is on policy and strategy to understand and prevent these supply chain disruptions and to implement procurement best practices. He is widely published in leading academic journals and has helped lead national and global regulatory and standards activity. More recently, his teaching and research have expanded from only food fraud prevention to now include integrated supply chain management and, more broadly, supply chain product fraud and counterfeiting. Dr. Spink is the author of the first textbook on the topic with the 2019 publication “Food Fraud Prevention – Development, Management, and Implementation."

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GFSI Compliance vs. a Food Safety Standard (BRC, SQF, FSSC, IFS, GRMS, and others)

A high-ranking government food policy leader once stated to me that their food companies didn’t “do GFSI” but did implement FSSC, SQF, IFS, BRC, or others. The leader didn’t know that GFSI is the benchmark for those food safety management systems. So, what is GFSI and its compliance

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ANNOUNCEMENT – USDA National Organic Program, Organic Product Fraud Prevention, Free Online Training

USDA recently published their Organic Product Fraud Prevention training in a free, online, and public format. This is part of the training for USDA inspectors. The Organic Trade Association was funded for the content we co-developed, and which I presented. Our two courses are: “Organic Fraud and the

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SURVEY – Invitation to Participate in the IAFP Food Fraud Professional Development Group Interest Survey

This survey is your opportunity to be heard and to help lead the direction of food fraud prevention. Our IAFP Food Fraud Professional Development Group has published an “interest survey” to be completed by IAFP and PDG members, plus the public at large. We are reviewing our direction

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Review of the Annual Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community – Food Concerns

There are many sources for food threat assessments, including the US Office of the Director of National Intelligence. This is a summary of their Annual Threat Assessment, with a focus on food products and the role of the food industry. This is a valuable data point for food

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