The Center for Dairy Research is holding a Food Fraud Workshop — a course designed to introduce food and dairy manufacturers dairy industry-adjacent manufacturers to food fraud. Organizations of all sizes will be provided with historical context of food fraud and examples both within and outside the dairy industry.

The Food Fraud Workshop is scheduled for Sept. 15. The cost for the workshop is $350.

The Food Fraud Workshop will provide background knowledge and examples of food fraud along with risk evaluation techniques and detection strategies. This course will teach participants how to navigate databases and reference information currently used in the industry. Additionally, attendees will obtain an understanding of high-risk ingredients and monitoring and surveillance techniques.

This is a hybrid course with the option of taking the course in-person or online.

Keynote presenters are John Spink, director and assistant professor, Food Fraud Initiative at Michigan State University and Douglas L. Marshall, chief scientific officer, Eurofins Microbiology Laboratories.

For more information and registration, visit or contact Dairy Safety and Quality Coordinator Alex O’Brien by phone at 608-598-9977 or by email at