EXCERPT – Food Fraud Prevention Textbook – Early Warning Systems

Attached is an excerpt from my 2019 Food Fraud Prevention textbook that reviews early warning systems compared to just rapid detection of an incident. COVID-19 created even more system weakness due to massive and novel supply chain disruptions. Waiting for an incident to occur, and rapidly responding, is […]

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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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New Food Fraud Episode – Hear My Comments on The Global Safety Podcast, June 29, 2021

New Episode: “Food Fraud” on the Global Safety Podcast, co-presented by Chris Elliott (Queen’s University Belfast – UK), Louise Manning (Royal Agricultural College – UK), and Kimberly Coffin (Lloyds Register – and a Michigan State University Alum and parent!). Direct link to the recording (or find on your

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ANNOUNCEMENT – May 26 Presentation for US Patent and Trademark Office on Preventing Counterfeit Food and Beverages

EVENT: Presentation – Preventing Counterfeit Food and Beverages, by Dr. John Spink, for US Patent and Trademark Office hosted Webinar Series: IP Discussions for ARIPO Member States and Observers May 26, 2021, 8:30 to 11:30am ET Free REGISTER HERE: https://web.cvent.com/event/ca9852ae-c075-4597-b372-9f1161ee0475/summary There are many global organizations fighting one aspect

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