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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Update: European Parliament Activity – Food Fraud Defined

The European Commission final report on Food Fraud was adopted back in January 2014.  A 58-0 committee vote supported the broad definition of Food Fraud and an emphasis on prevention.  The member states are beginning to implement countermeasures. EU Food Fraud Report (http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&reference=A7-2013-0434&language=EN ) (The European Union [EU]

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Future Innovations in Food Fraud Prevention? – Review of the McKinsey Disruptive Technologies Report for 2013 to 2025

The McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) published “Disruptive technologies : Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy” (https://www.mckinsey.com/capabilities/mckinsey-digital/our-insights/disruptive-technologies).  The innovations discussed have the opportunity to transform the food industry and contribute to Food Fraud prevention.  Disruptive innovation can spark or extinguish a company – let alone

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GFSI Direction on Food Fraud and Vulnerability Assessment (VACCP)

In February 2014 the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) presented their direction for including Food Fraud in their Food Safety Management System.  They have adopted a holistic Food Fraud scope and have shifted their focus from risks to vulnerabilities.  As I’ve mentioned before, as an industry we’re fortunate

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Review: GAO Report on FDA and Economically Motivated Adulteration

This a review and application of  the June 2011 publication by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (Gao), Government Accountability Office, report on “Better Coordination Could Enhance Efforts to Address Economic Adulteration and Protect the Public Health.” To note, was published by GAO one month before our journal article

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The Impact of the Horse Meat Scandal on the Food Industry

The horse meat Food Fraud incident exposes a big vulnerability in the supply chain: all the best analytics and logistical optimization doesn’t help if the product is bad. While many fraudsters are unsophisticated and opportunistic, others thoroughly examine the entire network from re-packaging through quality control testing. Both

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