Food Fraud Professional Development Group

Mission Statement: To serve as a multidisciplinary forum for open discussion and exchange of information among collegiate, regulatory and industry regarding the unique challenges associated with the developing area of food fraud, including food safety and economic implications

Next Meeting

July 21, 2019
Kentucky International Convention Center | Louisville, Kentucky

In conjunction with IAFP 2019

How to Join

Involvement in committees and professional development groups (PDGs) offers Members the opportunity to share a wealth of knowledge and expertise. Members of committees and PDGs are the architects of the Association structure. They plan, develop and institute many of the Association's projects, including workshops, publications and educational sessions. Technical challenges facing the food safety industry are discussed, examined and debated. Members may volunteer to serve on any number of committees or PDGs that plan and implement activities to meet the Association's mission.

Membership on a PDG is voluntary (not by appointment) and may vary from year to year.

IAFP Members can manage their PDG involvement by logging in to the IAFP Web site. At the Member Dashboard, click “Edit Profile.” Your profile has two tabs: Contact Info and Professional Info. Select the Professional Info tab and update the PDGs you would like to participate in. We highly recommend that you contact the PDG chairperson for each group to let them know you have joined their PDG.

Non-members can contact Didi Loynachan, dloynachan@foodprotection.org, for more information.

Minutes

2018 Board Response to Recommendations

  1. We ask the Board to review and approve the Food Fraud PDG – Student Scholarship program we have developed.

    Board Response: The Board will contact the Food Fraud PDG to further review this program before dissemination to the students.

2017 Board Response to Recommendations

  1. We ask that the Board approve the newly developed Food Authenticity and Integrity PDG with the following changes addressed in items 2–4.

    Board Response: Agree.

  2. We ask that the Board approve the PDG’s name change from “Food Authenticity and Integrity PDG” to “Food Fraud PDG.” The members felt that the masses would understand this name better, especially in the international arena. We felt it would be better to address authenticity and integrity in the drivers/scope.

    Board Response: Agree.

  3. We ask the Board to approve the PDG’s new mission statement: The mission of the Food Fraud PDG is to serve as a multidisciplinary forum for open discussion and exchange of information among collegiate, regulatory and industry regarding the unique challenges associated with the developing area of food fraud, including food safety and economic implications.

    Board Response: Agree.

  4. We ask that the Board approve Neil Bogart as the elected PDG Chair and Steven Sklare as the PDG Vice Chair.

    Board Response: Agree.

Webinars

  • Challenges Identified with Food Fraud Implementation - Part 1 of 5: A Strategic Approach to Operationalize Food Fraud Mitigation

    Sponsored by: TBA

    Organized by: Food Fraud PDG 

    Description: Part one of a five-part series on "Challenges Identified Over the Past Year with Food Fraud Implementation & Best Practices" - Part 1 of 5: A Strategic Approach to Operationalize Food Fraud Mitigation 


    Food fraud risks are increasing as global supply networks continue to grow in complexity. Concurrently, companies are being inundated with a plethora of publications, resources and recommendations which can be confusing in their application to supply chain management systems. This webinar will capture the current state of food fraud resources, guidance documents and technology solutions. Speakers will also address methods to evaluate the various solutions, review the steps to an effective food fraud mitigation strategy for ingredient supply chains and provide case studies. 

    Presenters

    • Zoe Shuttlewood, Presenter McCormick & Company, EMEA Food Safety & Quality Systems Lead
    • John Spink, Presenter Michigan State University, Food Fraud Initiative, Director & Assistant Professor
    • Brian Bedard, Moderator GMA Science and Education Foundation, Executive Director