Video Library

This page includes descriptions and links to key Food Fraud Prevention Think Tank lectures and presentations.


  1. GFSI Cooperation on Food Fraud Prevention [GFSI] – Overall introduction: a presentation to the GFSI China Local Group. This covers an introduction to the GFSI definition and scope as well as the specific GFSI audit requirements (“the 7 yes or no questions.”) (15 minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcquW3B2PY0
  2. Food Fraud Prevention Strategy Development [SQF] – Intro to Vulnerability Assessment: A presentation at the 2018 SQF Conference. This covers the basic audit requirements, then the “how to start” and how to conduct the first stage of a Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment. (35 minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MU7dQ-xUUNE

Specific direction for a company or country, July 2018 presentations to the government of Trinidad & Tobago:

  1. Defining the Public Health Threat of Food Fraud – definition and scope [Trinidad]: a lecture at the Trinidad and Tobago Government-led Food Fraud Conference, presented by John Spink, MSU-FFI. (25 minutes): URL: https://youtu.be/xZgEqNaoQLI
  2. Food Fraud Detection, Prevention and Management – what to do and how to start [Trinidad]: a lecture at the Trinidad and Tobago Government-led Food Fraud Conference, presented by John Spink, MSU-FFI. (25 minutes): URL: https://youtu.be/0wAAxfjdQ2c

Also

  1. Preventive Controls Qualified Individual Training, Chapter 5, Section on Economically Motivated Hazards (FDA and FSMA) [FDA] – FDA/FDCA/FSMA requirement: This reviews the specific FSMA requirements. This is a lecture conducted in several of the QI sessions. (18 minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqMHhfSbvek
  2. Global Consensus on Food Fraud Prevention [GFSI] – Overall GFSI requirements: a presentation at the GFSI International Workshop in Jilin, China. This covers an overview of Food Fraud, the focus on prevention, and the specific GFSI compliance definition and scope. (19 minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LKFDOLfWmg
  3. Food Fraud Prevention Research [Interpol] – Method for a strategy: a presentation at the INTERPOL Operation Opson VI debriefing. This specifically focuses on the “Food Fraud Prevention Cycle” which “connects everything to everything” in a Food Fraud Prevention Strategy. (27 minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcltJy3LLMk
  4. Food Forensics: Scientific Investigation of Urgent Food Safety and Quality Issues [IFT] – the role of science and technology: a presentation at the 2017 IFT Annual Conference. This covers what you need to know before you start testing, the threat of physical violence to food inspectors, incident clustering to focus the program, and “how to investigate suspicious activity.” (19 minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovXJtlTjojk
  5. Food Fraud Prevention Challenges in E-Commerce [FSAI] – e-commerce and country-level assessment: a presentation at the Food Safety Authority of Ireland meeting for the EU Food Integrity Project. This covers a Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment (initial screen or pre-filter) for an entire country of a specific product problem. This is an example of a FFVA for an entire country. (18 minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhrkoUuOhEk
  6. Food Fraud Table Top Exercise (FFTTX) [FDA/MDARD] – crisis management: The FDA-funded project to the State of Michigan and Michigan State University is provided at this <LINK>. The resource includes situational manual, presentation, and video lectures or each part of the exercise. This covers a mock incident exercise. Summary. (8 minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ziUS9_FX3k
  7. Management to Food Fraud Prevention with Case Study [Kerry] – applying enterprise risk management: a project deliverable. This covers the application of Enterprise Risk Management/ COSO. This also covers comparing a new food fraud incident to all other corporate-wide risks and includes how to assess “how much is enough” and (22 minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVl_k-7_NEw&t=89s
  8. The Role of Enterprise Risk Management in Food Fraud Prevention [Accounting] – intro to ERM: a webinar reviewing the ERM concepts and the MSU-FFI report. This covers the basic concepts of food fraud and of ERM, which is an entry point for either a top-down or bottom-up starting point. (6 minutes): URL: https://youtu.be/Cg8T9C8nURs

Other video links:

  • Food Fraud and the Security of the Global Food Supply (2013, The Current with Mike Finnerty, Canadian Broadcast Corporation, February 22, 2013. Interview of John Spink. [24:00 total]
  • Improving Food Safety in the US (2013), Inside Story program, Al Jazeera Americas, Al Jazeera Global News Network, January 10, 2013. Interview of John Spink (broadcast to 269 million homes in over 100 countries). [Food Fraud is on at14:45/25:00]
  • Combating Food Fraud (2012), U.S. Pharmacopeia. Interview of John Spink. [Video, 4:18 total]
  • Spink, J. (2012) Food Fraud Outreach – MOOC Madness, FoxFire 2012, MSU Global, Michigan State University, November 6, 2012. Presentation by John Spink. [Video, 4:22 total]
  • Counterfeit Products: Bad for the Economy, Bad for Michigan.  DSE-TV presents the IPPSR (Institute for Public Policy & Social Research) meeting that took place on January 16, 2013 at the Michigan State University. This segment includes John Spink focusing on the IPPSR Spring Policy Forum. [Video, 9:40 total]
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