Neil Mermelstein

Neil H. Mermelstein

NCFPD Director Amy Kircher searching the EMA incidents database.Economically motivated adulteration (EMA) of food—a form of food fraud involving intentional adulteration for financial gain, such as by addition of or substitution with a lower-value substance or other means—is estimated to cost the food industry $10–$15 billion per year. It has been around since ancient times and can constitute a food safety problem if the adulterants added to a food or beverage is toxic or otherwise causes harm. In the United States, concern about adulterati…

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IFT Fellow
Editor Emeritus of Food Technology
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Neil Mermelstein

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  1. Food Safety and Defense