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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Publication – Book on Food Safety in China: Past, Present, and Future – Chapter on Food Fraud [published in China in Chinese]

This book was created by two of the top handful of Chinese food safety government advisors. Editor Dr. Joseph Jwu-shan Jen stated that this is a landmark publication that will establish the foundation for the state-of-the-art-of the science. They stated “It is the first comprehensive book that covers […]

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Request for Comments on the GFSI Guidance Document Issue 7 including Food Fraud (due 2/19/2016)

Three days ago on February 8th GFSI issued a public request for comments on the new Guidance Document Issue 7 including new Food Fraud requirements. It is open until February 19th. Instructions and links to provide comments are included below. Both FSMA and now the GFSI require food

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Review: Final Rules for FSMA ‘Third-Party Certification,’ ‘Foreign Supplier Verification,’ and ‘Produce Rule’ Regarding Food Fraud and EMA

Three new US Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules are effective January 26, 2016 – are you compliant? What about for Food Fraud and EMA? Don’t worry, since compliance requirements are at least a year away… but you shouldn’t wait since there is a LOT to do. By

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Review: Final Rule for FSMA Preventative Controls Regarding Food Fraud and EMA – See 15-page Preliminary Report

This includes a link to our 15-page detailed, line-by-line review of the Food Fraud aspects of the FSMA Preventative Controls Final Rule in the previous blog post. Use this link to access the free report:   https://blog.foodfraudpreventionthinktank.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/FSMA-PC-Rule-regarding-Food-Fraud-v13-FFIR-FFPTT-v1-.pdf September 18, 2015 SUMMARY (150-word-brief): This is our review of the

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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 for and awarded the 2015-2016 Fellowship to be a Foreign Subject Matter Expert for the Chinese National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA).

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Publication – Selection of Strategic Authentication and Tracing Programs

Authentication is a key to Food Fraud prevention and a critical part of the “detect-deter-prevent” continuum. Selecting authentication countermeasures that contribute to prevention is often complex and challenging. This challenge was the subject of my chapter on “The Selection of Strategic Authentication and Tracing Programs ” in the book

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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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Presentation: Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment Foundation at the GFSI China Focus Day, Beijing & Korean Society for Food Science and Technology, Gwangju Korea

This is an advance copy of my Food Fraud Overview presentation  at the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) China Focus Day, Beijing which is being held August 26-27, 2014. This includes our latest research on how incident clustering fits into the evaluation of the fraud opportunity, which is

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