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Why Did the Beef Cross the Road?
Why Did the Beef Cross the Road?
In 2015, 40,000 pounds of beef – enough to make 160,000 quarter pound hamburgers – was loaded for delivery into a trailer near Loganton, Pennsylvania, and was never seen again. Authorities say the company information on the truck was fraudulent, while the driver had used a fake ID to get the delivery contract, allowing him to drive away with $110,000 worth of product.
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What Is the Difference Between Food Defense and Food Fraud?
What Is the Difference Between Food Defense and Food Fraud?
The terms “food defense” and “food fraud” are too often misinterpreted or confused with one another. By understanding and being able to apply plans for each, you will better ensure your supply chain, the safety of your products and the consumers who enjoy them.
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The Key to Food Defense That You May Be Overlooking
The Key to Food Defense That You May Be Overlooking
All food manufacturers know that having a strong Food Defense Program is vital to producing safe food. But with so much focus on aspects of the plan like mitigation strategies and corrective actions, there is one key to a robust food defense plan you may be overlooking. By conducting a vulnerability assessment, manufacturers can better identify potential or actual weaknesses within the manufacturing process, improving the rest of the food defense plan.
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Protect Your Facility from Intentional Harm and Comply with New FDA Regulations
Protect Your Facility from Intentional Harm and Comply with New FDA Regulations
Food production safety used to be limited to external threats, many of which could be controlled by simply erecting a fence or adding a key card system. Securing the safety of food production was a matter of securing your facility. Unfortunately, today’s biggest threats to food safety can come from both external and internal threats attacking the safety of the food supply – some of which may be intentional.
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3 Lessons From China’s Ban on Canadian Pork
3 Lessons From China’s Ban on Canadian Pork
Cases such as this Canadian pork ban that involve a banned substance and counterfeit certificates may be the result of either Food Safety, Food Fraud or Food Defense issues. Three possible scenarios are explained in this blog post.
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Tip of the Week: Intentional Adulteration Rule: FDA Clarifies Training Requirements
Tip of the Week: Intentional Adulteration Rule: FDA Clarifies Training Requirements
The draft document is the latest communication in the ongoing IA rule discussion leading up to the July 2019 deadline for those other than small and very small businesses defined by the FDA. A total of 65 new pages were added and reviewed by AIB International’s Food Defense Consultant, Earl Arnold.
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Food Defense Plan Insight for Success
Food Defense Plan Insight for Success
For anyone struggling with mitigation action and rationale the first thing you can start doing is to make a plan! Read AIB International’s Food Defense Expert Earl Arnold’s guidance for actionable steps to take.
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Strawberries? An unlikely target for intentional adulteration.
Strawberries? An unlikely target for intentional adulteration.
Australia's strawberry industry is facing an outbreak of intentional adulteration. One consumer found a needle in a strawberry and since then there have been more than 100 reported cases of consumers finding needles in strawberries. Authorities believe many of the cases are copycats. This scare has caused strawberry manufacturers to dump truckloads of inventory for fear of contamination and multiple countries have halted imports of Australian strawberries.
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Tip of the Week: What intentional adulteration risks are lurking at your site?
Tip of the Week: What intentional adulteration risks are lurking at your site?
Want to take your intentional adulteration action plan to the next level? 
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