Food Fraud Prevention Overview Seminar – February 26, 2024
DATES: February 26, 2024 (1 day)
TIMES (ET): 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Brody Square on the Michigan State University campus, East Lansing, Michigan (Virtual option available – limited to 10)
INSTRUCTOR: Dr. John W. Spink, PhD
ATTENDEES: Brand Owners: employees/staff of companies that produce or sell a food product
SUMMARY: An introduction for those who are new to food fraud prevention. This seminar is recommended to prepare for the Food Fraud Implementation Method Workshop that follows.
- Compliance: Meet the Food Safety Management System compliance requirements for training and competency at “an appropriate level of knowledge.”
- Expand capability-building of the attendee in the basic food fraud prevention concepts.
- Expand capacity-building of the enterprise through training more employees in core food fraud prevention skills.
- Upon completion, attendees will have a clear understanding of the broad food fraud vulnerabilities, compliance requirements, and prevention strategies from an interdisciplinary perspective (e.g., criminology, supply chain management, food compliance, enterprise risk management, food science/ food authenticity, supply chain management, and management strategy).
- Attendees receive a Certificate of Completion.
- This is a broad introduction to the entire food fraud topic, from an overview of the critical compliance requirements to the detailed management activities. The focus is on the Global Food Safety Initiative-related (GFSI) benchmark for Food Safety Management Systems (E.g., FSSC22000, SQF, BRC, IFS, and others). This also considers other laws, regulations, standards, and certifications.
- Recommended attendees include employees who are recently assigned to the food fraud prevention group, or experienced employees wanting a refresher of the overarching concepts.
- LESSON 1 (Day 1, half day a.m.):
- Introduction and Overview of the Food Fraud Concept
- Food Fraud Prevention
- Compliance Requirements
- Criminology and Behavioral Sciences
- Enterprise Risk Management (ERM/ COSO)
- LUNCH and OPEN DISCUSSION
- LESSON 2 (Day 1, half day p.m.):
- Supply Chain Management & Procurement
- Consumer Behavior and Brand Equity
- Vulnerability Assessment and Critical Control Point Plan (VACCP)
- Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment (FFVA) overview
- Food Fraud Prevention Strategy (FFPS) overview
- Process steps to create, implement, and manage the strategy