Food Fraud Prevention Overview Seminar: July 24, 2023


DATES:  July 24, 2023 (1 day)
TIMES (ET):  8:30am – 5:30pm
LOCATION:  Brody Square on the Michigan State University campus, East Lansing, Michigan
INSTRUCTOR:  Dr. John W. Spink, PhD
ATTENDEES:  Brand Owners*

*Brand Owners are companies that produce or sell a food product.

Why Attend:

  • 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):
  • Introduction and Overview of the Food Fraud Concept
  • Food Fraud Prevention
  • Compliance Requirements
  • Criminology and Behavioral Sciences
  • Enterprise Risk Management (ERM/ COSO)
LESSON 2 (Day 1, half day):
  • 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


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