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Food fraud: USP’s Food Fraud Database-Markus Lipp, Ph.D.

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Food fraud: USP’s Food Fraud Database Markus Lipp, Ph.D., Senior Director for Food Standards, U.S. Pharmacopeia.

Dr. Markus Lipp is the Senior Director for Food Standards at the U.S. Pharmacopeia.
USP is a non-profit scientific organization that sets standards for the identity, quality and purity of pharmaceuticals, food ingredients and dietary supplements.
USP publishes quality standards for food ingredients in the Food Chemicals Codex; and for dietary supplements in the Dietary Supplements Compendium.
Prior to this position, Dr. Lipp worked as the Director for Science and Research at the International Bottled Water Association and as the Global Lead for Detection Methods and Reference Materials relevant to genetically modified organisms at Monsanto Co’s headquarters in St. Louis, MO.
Dr. Lipp holds a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany.

1. Introduction.
2. What is food fraud?
3. Is there a systematic compilation of food fraud scholarly and media articles?
4. What is the U.S. Pharmacopeia?
5. What is the U.S. Pharmacopeia database repository for ingredient fraud reports?
6. What are the risks and trends for economically motivated adulteration, authenticity, fraud, or counterfeiting of food ingredients?
7. Is there a susceptibility or vulnerability of individual ingredients to fraud?
8. Does the database include a library of detection methods reported in peer-reviewed scientific journals?
9. An extract of the information in the database is also published in the Food Chemicals Codex.
10. Article in Journal of Food Science regarding USP’s Food Ingredients Fraud Database.
11. Conclusion.

Markus Lipp, Ph.D.
Senior Director for Food Standards
U.S. Pharmacopeia