Dr. John W. Spink is an assistant professor in the Department of Supply Chain Management in the Eli Broad Business College at Michigan State University (MSU). Previously, he was an assistant professor in the School of Criminal Justice in the College of Social Science at MSU and in the College of Veterinary Medicine. His leadership positions include product fraud-related activities with ISO 22000, GFSI, and the U.S. Pharmacopeia. Global activities include engagements with the European Commission, INTERPOL, Codex Alimentarius, and WHO/FAO, and he served as an advisor on food fraud to the Chinese National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment. He also spent 11 years at the Chevron Corporation, and was an independent consultant, before earning a Ph.D. in packaging/anti-counterfeit strategies at MSU in 2009.

John was previously featured in Ep. 5 of Food Safety Matters.

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In this episode of Food Safety Matters, we speak to John [28:14] about:

  • Educating about concepts of food safety and food fraud as key business concepts of the integrated supply chain
  • The fundamentals of disruption
  • The effects of COVID on just-in-time
  • Assurance of supply and the impact on food companies
  • Managing risk during a crisis
  • Measurement and management to detect the incidence of food fraud
  • Viewing food safety as a standard enterprise risk
  • Operational versus tactical versus strategic planning
  • Business as a science and food science as part of business

We also speak with AFDO’s Steve Mandernach [11:50] about:

News Mentioned in This Episode
Canada says Romaine from Part of California Must be Tested for E. coli [6:43]
Could Stuart Parnell be Set Free [9:16]
Blue Bell President Paul Kruse Charged with Wire Fraud and Conspiracy​


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