International Survey of Food Fraud and related Terminology: Preliminary Results and Discussion
Brian Bedard- Executive Director, GMA Science and Education Foundation
An international industry-wide and anonymous online survey was conducted during late 2017 to address the need for clarification and harmonization of commonly used terminology for food fraud and the related lexicon.
Brief Bio: Brian Bedard is currently the Executive Director of the GMA Science and Education Foundation ( GMA SEF www.gmaonline.org/sef). He is a veterinary epidemiologist, international agriculture and food safety specialist and senior manager with more than 30 years of experience in the United States, Canada, China, Southeast Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Latin America. His work has included projects and programs related to food safety, livestock health and production, research and development, extension education and training and the facilitation of best practice agri-food value chains through public-private partnerships. Prior to the GMA SEF he managed international programs for the World Bank including the Global Food Safety Partnership (GFSP), the Global Program for Human and Avian Influenza (GPAI) and One Health in developing countries. He currently serves on the Board of the Partnership for Food Safety Education, is a member of the US FDA International Food Safety Capacity Building Working Group and is an advisor to the Board for Safe Food Canada.