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John Spink

Fixed-Term Faculty
Department: Supply Chain Management
Office:
North Business Building
632 Bogue St Rm N370
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 432-6326
Curriculum Vitae
  • Biography
    Dr. John Spink is an Assistant Professor (Fixed-Term) in the Department of Supply Chain Management in the Eli Broad Business College at Michigan State University (USA) where he redeveloped and teaches all sections of "Introduction to Supply Chain Management" and a section "Procurement and Supply Chain Management."

    Since 2013 he has been the Director of the Food Fraud Initiative. Previously he was an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminal Justice in the College of Social Science at MSU from 2009 to 2013 and then from 2013 to 2019 as an Assistant Professor in the College of Veterinary Medicines support food safety activities with a focus on food fraud prevention. From 2005 to 2019 he developed and taught graduate courses including Packaging for Food Safety, Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection (Food Fraud), and Quantifying Food Risk. He is widely published in leading academic journals including "Defining the Public Health Threat of Food Fraud," "Defining the Types of Counterfeiters, Counterfeiting, and Offender Organizations," "Introduction of the Food Fraud Initial Screening Method (FFIS). His 2019 publication Food Fraud Prevention was the first textbook on the topic.   

    His leadership positions include product fraud related activities with "ISO 22000 Food Safety" and "TC292 Security Management/ Fraud Countermeasure," GFSI Food Fraud Think Tank, and U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP). Global activities include engagements with the European Commission, INTERPOL and Operation Opson, New Zealand MPI, Codex Alimentarius, WHO/FAO, and served as an Advisor on Food Fraud to the Chinese National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA).   

    Before returning to MSU to start his PHD in 2006 he spend 11 years at Chevron Corporation, 2 years at a $100 million start-up company, and then as an independent consultant. The Chevron experiences included package plant manager with 30 direct report employees at $7 million budget, sales manager leading 600% growth while achieving the highest margin, technical representative creating 8% growth in a shrinking market, new business development, consulting, and as a business manager of a $100 million joint venture.

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    Personal MSU Biography:
    4th Generation MSU Alumni, 3rd Generation Legacy Land-Grant University Faculty Member (Father/ Gordon Spink at MSU and Great Aunt/ Florence Taylor at Penn State), Lifetime MSU Alumni Association (1991),and Lifetime MSU Varsity Club Member (1989) (Soccer 1986-1988, Regional All-American Goalkeeper 1987).  
  • Publications
    Book
    Spink, John W (2019). Food Fraud Prevention – Introduction, Implementation, and Management, Food Microbiology and Food Safety series, Springer Publishing, New York, eBook ISBN 978-1-4939-9621-6, DOI 10.1007/978-1-4939-9621-6, Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4939-9619-3, Edition Number 1,Number of Pages XIX, 591 [Online version available October 18, 2019]
    Article
    Spink, John, Bedard, Brian, Bruner, Leon, Keogh, John, Scimeca, Joseph, Goodridge, Lawrence, Moyer, Douglas C, & Vasan, Akila (2019). International Survey of Food Fraud and related Terminology: Preliminary Results and Discussion, Journal of Food Science,  00(00), 00-00. (SJR 0.87, ISI #[J2] ; 72% & 70/255 in Food Science) [Revision January 25, 2019]; Co-author Affiliation: Bedard, Bruner & Vasan – Grocery Manufacturer’s Association (GMA); Keogh – University of Reading (UK); Scimeca – Cargill Incorporated; Goodridge – University of McGill (Canada); Moyer – MSU CHM/ Public Health.  
    Article
    Spink, John, Bedard, Brian, Bruner, Leon, Keogh, John, Scimeca, Joseph, Goodridge, Lawrence, Moyer, Douglas C, & Vasan, Akila (2019). International Survey of Food Fraud and related Terminology: Preliminary Results and Discussion, Journal of Food Science,  00(00), 00-00. (SJR 0.87, ISI #[J2] ; 72% & 70/255 in Food Science) [Revision January 25, 2019]; Co-author Affiliation: Bedard, Bruner & Vasan – Grocery Manufacturer’s Association (GMA); Keogh – University of Reading (UK); Scimeca – Cargill Incorporated; Goodridge – University of McGill (Canada); Moyer – MSU CHM/ Public Health.  
    Article
    1.      Spink, John; Embarek Peter Ben; Joseph Savelli, Carmen; & Bradshaw, Adam ([J1] 2019). Global perspectives on food fraud: results from a WHO survey of members of the International Food Safety Authorities Network (INFOSAN), Science of Food Journal (NPJ, Nature), 3(12), Pages 1-5 (SJR pending; ISI pending; rank & position in food science) [Available on-line July 187, 2019], Co-author Affiliation: Embarek, Savelli, & Bradshaw – World Health Organization/ INFOSAN. 
    Article
    Spink, John (2019). The Current State of Food Fraud Prevention: Overview and Requirements to Address “How to Start?” and “How Much is Enough?”, Current Opinions in Food Science (COFS), 00(00), 00-00 [J1] [Available online June 15, 2019[J2] , In Press; Submitted January 22, 2019] (SJR 1.166, ISI: #; [J3] rank: 90% & 26/255)  
    Article
    Spink, John; Zhang, Guangtao; & Chen, Weina; (2019).  Introducing the Food Fraud Prevention Cycle (FFPC): A Dynamic Information Management and Strategic Roadmap, Food Control, 105(November 2019), 233-241 [Available online June 3, 2019]. Co-author Affiliation: Zhang & Chen – Mars Incorporated (China); Speier-Pero – MSU School of Business. Supply Chain Management
    Article
    Spink, John; Zhang, Guangtao; & Chen, Weina; (2019).  Introducing the Food Fraud Prevention Cycle (FFPC): A Dynamic Information Management and Strategic Roadmap, Food Control, 105(November 2019), 233-241 [Available online June 3, 2019]. Co-author Affiliation: Zhang & Chen – Mars Incorporated (China); Speier-Pero – MSU School of Business. Supply Chain Management
    Article
    Cadieux, B, Goodridge, LD, & Spink, J (2019). Gap analysis of the Canadian food fraud regulatory oversight and recommendations for improvement, Food Control Journal, 00(00), pages 00-00 Food Control (SJR 1.502, ISI #; Percentile 95% & 13/255 in food science) [Submitted October 25, 2018, Accepted January 25, 2019]; Co-author Affiliation: Cadieux & Goodridge – McGill University (Canada).
    Article
    Spink, John, Elliott, Christopher, Dean, Moira, Speier-Pero, Cheri, (2019). Fraud Data Collection Needs Survey, NPJ Science of Food, 3(1), Pages 1-8 [Available on-line May 16, 2019] (SJR is pending, ISI pending; rank & position in food science pending); Co-author Affiliation: Elliott & Dean – Queen’s University Belfast (NI, UK), Speier Pero – MSU Supply Chain Department/ Business.
    Article
    Spink, John, Elliott, Christopher, Dean, Moira, Speier-Pero, Cheri, (2019). Fraud Data Collection Needs Survey, NPJ Science of Food, 3(1), Pages 1-8 [Available on-line May 16, 2019] (SJR is pending, ISI pending; rank & position in food science pending); Co-author Affiliation: Elliott & Dean – Queen’s University Belfast (NI, UK), Speier Pero – MSU Supply Chain Department/ Business.
    Article
    Spink, John, Elliott, Christopher, Dean, Moira, Speier-Pero, Cheri, (2019). Fraud Data Collection Needs Survey, NPJ Science of Food, 3(1), Pages 1-8 [Available on-line May 16, 2019] (SJR is pending, ISI pending; rank & position in food science pending); Co-author Affiliation: Elliott & Dean – Queen’s University Belfast (NI, UK), Speier Pero – MSU Supply Chain Department/ Business.
    Article
    Spink, John, Hegarty, P. Vincent, Fortin, N.D., Elliott, Christopher T., & Moyer, D.C. (2019). The Application of Public Policy Theory to the Emerging Food Fraud Risk: Next Steps, Trends in Food Science & Technology (TIFS), 85 (March 2019), 116-128. (SJR 2.334, ISI #;  99% & 3/255 in food science), Co-author Affiliation: Hegarty & Fortin – MSU Agriculture & Law, Elliott – Queen’s University Belfast (NI, UK), Moyer – MSU Department of Public Health
  • Courses
    • SCM 303: Introduction to Supply Chain Management
    • SCM 371: Procurement and Supply Management
  • Media Mentions

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