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RFA Technical Webcasts

 

The RFA hosts quarterly Technical Webcasts on timely food safety and regulatory topics affecting
the prepared foods industry. The Webcasts are live, interactive events that you can join from your office!

See below for details on the latest Technical Webcast.

RFA Members can access slide presentations from past Technical Webcasts at anytime in the Member Center.


February 14, 2018 RFA Technical Webcast:

 

“Review of Food Fraud Prevention Audits

 

REGISTER HERE for this live, interactive Webcast that you can join from your office!

Date and Time:

     * Wednesday, February 14, 2018, from 2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time 

      (1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Central, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Mountain, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Pacific)

 

Overview & Presenter:

John Spink, Ph.D., Dir. & Asst. Professor, Food Fraud Initiative, MSU

Dr. Spink has been focused on product fraud since Michigan State University’s Food Safety Program and the School of Packaging began research on the topic in 2006. This work expanded to the behavioral sciences and criminology and led to the establishment of the Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection Initiative in 2008. In 2009 the work shifted to the School of Criminal Justice where the Initiative evolved into a Program.

Prior to returning to MSU in 2006, Dr. Spink spent more than 15 years in Corporate America. He draws from his experience in general management, operations, sales, product management, and headquarters staff to bring a unique awareness of the needs of industry. His long-time affiliation with MSU brings an awareness of the needs of academia and of MSU.

His work focuses on five areas:  Food Fraud, Business Risk and Enterprise Risk Management, General Anti-Counterfeit Strategy, Anti-Counterfeit Countermeasures and Outreach.  This presentation, entitled "Review of Food Fraud Prevention Audits," will address this evolving concept that has grown out of the economically motivated adulteration incidents such as horse meat in beef products, country of origin labeling fraud on honey, melamine in pet food, Sudan Red carcinogen colorant in sauces, and other types of dilution and adulteration. 

How does the webcast work?

It's easy and convenient!  A virtual seminar is one that you can "attend" and participate in right from your offices. There is no travel time, and now provided at NO COST to RFA members!
     

The RFA Technical Webcast will include live audio along with a slide presentation on the Web. You just need a phone connection for the audio and an Internet connection.  

 

In addition, the webcast will allow you to comment and ask questions at specified times during the event using your phone.
     

You can invite staff members to listen and participate too!  To get the most out of a webcast, it is recommended that you have no more than five people at any one computer connection. If you have multiple locations, please register each location separately.

Registration Information:

The cost for this event is as follows:

  • RFA Members: NO CHARGE - Now Included as a Member Benefit!

  • Non-Members: $310 per computer/audio connection

To attend the meeting, you can either:

  • Download and complete a Registration form and send it in to the RFA office by fax or mail with your payment (if applicable). Checks must be made payable to the Refrigerated Foods Association. Forms should be received no later than February 12, 2018.

Once you have registered for the meeting, you will receive an email message inviting you to attend the web conference with instructions on how to attend. This message will provide the information that you need to join the meeting.

Please note: You must have JAVA enabled on your computer to participate in the web conference.

If you have questions about the RFA Technical Webcasts, please e-mail the RFA office at meg@refrigeratedfoods.org.