Karen Everstine, Decernis
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COVID-19 and Food Fraud Risk

By Karen Everstine, Ph.D.

While foodborne transmission of the novel coronavirus is unlikely , the virus has significantly affected all aspects of food production, food manufacturing, retail sales, and foodservice. The food and agriculture…

While foodborne transmission of the novel coronavirus is unlikely , the virus has significantly affected all aspects of food production, food manufacturing, retail sales, and foodservice. The food and agriculture…

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Karen Everstine, Decernis
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Food Fraud: Where Do I Start?

By Karen Everstine, Ph.D.

…Assessments Food Fraud Data/Records Michigan State Massive Open Online Courses for Food Fraud SSAFE/PwC Decernis Food Fraud Database Food Fraud Advisors Online Training Courses USP FFMG FPDI Food Adulteration Incidents…

…Assessments Food Fraud Data/Records Michigan State Massive Open Online Courses for Food Fraud SSAFE/PwC Decernis Food Fraud Database Food Fraud Advisors Online Training Courses USP FFMG FPDI Food Adulteration Incidents…

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Karen Everstine, Decernis
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Media Sources for Food Fraud Intelligence

By Karen Everstine, Ph.D.

…in the Food Fraud Database below. Types of Food Fraud in Records in the Food Fraud Database (2014–2015) Type of Food Fraud Number of Records % Dilution/substitution – misrepresentation of…

…in the Food Fraud Database below. Types of Food Fraud in Records in the Food Fraud Database (2014–2015) Type of Food Fraud Number of Records % Dilution/substitution – misrepresentation of…

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Karen Everstine, Decernis
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Food Authenticity: 2020 in Review

By Karen Everstine, Ph.D.

food system. COVID-19 caused major supply chain disruptions for foods and many other consumer products. It also highlighted challenges in effective tracking and standardization of food fraud-related data. Let’s take…

food system. COVID-19 caused major supply chain disruptions for foods and many other consumer products. It also highlighted challenges in effective tracking and standardization of food fraud-related data. Let’s take…

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Karen Everstine, Decernis
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Public Food Standards

By Karen Everstine, Ph.D., Steven M. Gendel, Ph.D.

…a food or food ingredient should be and documents how to demonstrate compliance with that definition. Public Standards and Food Fraud Prevention Many of the foods prone to fraud are…

…a food or food ingredient should be and documents how to demonstrate compliance with that definition. Public Standards and Food Fraud Prevention Many of the foods prone to fraud are…

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Selvarani Elahi, Food Authenticity Network
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Food Fraud Information Sharing

By Karen Everstine, Ph.D., Selvarani Elahi

…would also enable better coordination among government departments related to policies, surveillance and criminal investigation around food fraud. The Food Authenticity Network (FAN) was subsequently established in 2015 by the…

…would also enable better coordination among government departments related to policies, surveillance and criminal investigation around food fraud. The Food Authenticity Network (FAN) was subsequently established in 2015 by the…

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Karen Everstine, Decernis
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It’s All About the Supply Chain

By Karen Everstine, Ph.D.

fraud. He cited his “top three” fraud-prone foods as meat, olive oil and honey. While we cannot determine the true scope of food fraud globally, looking at the data we…

fraud. He cited his “top three” fraud-prone foods as meat, olive oil and honey. While we cannot determine the true scope of food fraud globally, looking at the data we…

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Karen Everstine, Decernis
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How Food Fraud Happens

By Karen Everstine, Ph.D.

…defines food fraud as: “A collective term encompassing the deliberate and intentional substitution, addition, tampering or misrepresentation of food, food ingredients or food packaging, labelling, product information or false or…

…defines food fraud as: “A collective term encompassing the deliberate and intentional substitution, addition, tampering or misrepresentation of food, food ingredients or food packaging, labelling, product information or false or…

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Karen Everstine, Decernis
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A Look at Fraudulent Labeling Practices

By Karen Everstine, Ph.D.

…are intentionally misrepresented. Categories of methods by which food fraud happens (as defined in the Food Fraud Database1). Graphic courtesy of Decernis While all forms of fraud can be considered…

…are intentionally misrepresented. Categories of methods by which food fraud happens (as defined in the Food Fraud Database1). Graphic courtesy of Decernis While all forms of fraud can be considered…

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