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Food Defense Training and the New “Focused Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food against Intentional Adulteration” Rule
Food Defense Training and the New “Focused Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food against Intentional Adulteration” Rule

Here we take a closer look at the new Food Safety Modernization Act rule on mitigation strategies to protect food against intentional adulteration.

Food Integrity: Innovation, Transparency and Trust
Food Integrity: Innovation, Transparency and Trust

We must take food security into account when we make decisions about food safety and as we build a climate of food safety culture into our organizations.

Case Update: Produce Targeted by Man Spraying Mouse Poison
Case Update: Produce Targeted by Man Spraying Mouse Poison

The number one thing to remember is that alert employees are the most important company asset in any food defense program.

 

Food Integrity – Connecting the Elements of a Larger Vision
Food Integrity – Connecting the Elements of a Larger Vision

A systems-thinking approach, encompassing food safety, food security, food defense and food sustainability, is our basis for creating a more effective food system.

The Art of War in Food Defense
The Art of War in Food Defense

Food defense is a balancing act, where maximizing benefit must include careful consideration of financial and human costs. Is your food defense plan in balance?

The Ten Commandments of Food Defense
The Ten Commandments of Food Defense

What steps should your company put in place to safeguard your brand? Here are 10 good places to start.

The ISIS Files and Belgium: Food Industry Implications
The ISIS Files and Belgium: Food Industry Implications

How can you safeguard infrastructure targets like the food supply from targeted terrorism? The threat is real.

Food Safety and Security Is Not Just about Preventing Pathogens
Food Safety and Security Is Not Just about Preventing Pathogens

Well-trained and observant employees can prevent food safety incidents. How do your employees stack up?

Industrial Chemical Systems Threat Mitigation—An Important Element in Food Defense
Industrial Chemical Systems Threat Mitigation—An Important Element in Food Defense

Food personnel safety and security plans are not stand-alone efforts, unconnected to the business practices that make for company success, they must be firmly integrated into the company’s food safety culture.

Power Outage Shows Hacker Threats Are a Real Threat to the Food Industry
Power Outage Shows Hacker Threats Are a Real Threat to the Food Industry

What are the implications of breaches in cybersecurity for the food industry? Knowing the targets is key.

Is Terrorism a Threat to the U.S. Food Industry?
Is Terrorism a Threat to the U.S. Food Industry?

Are global food supplies at risk in this age of terrorism? You be the judge.

 

 

National Security Can Begin in the Chicken House and the Processing Plant
National Security Can Begin in the Chicken House and the Processing Plant

Food corporations must consider the evolving security environment as their first priority to safeguard the brand integrity and bottom line of their businesses.

Food Defense in the Age of Domestic Terrorism
Food Defense in the Age of Domestic Terrorism

A look at how domestic terrorism may impact food safety and food security…are we overlooking the obvious?

 

Staying One Step Ahead of Food Fraudsters
Staying One Step Ahead of Food Fraudsters

Food companies must know with whom they and their direct supply partners are dealing. Good business practices require this. Know how to protect your brand and reputation.

FDA Builds Teams to Detect and Prevent Outbreaks
FDA Builds Teams to Detect and Prevent Outbreaks

When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation Network began operating in August 2011, it was structured to respond to foodborne illness outbreaks in three interdependent phases.

FDA Seeks Industry Input on How to Facilitate Consumer Notification of Adulterated Foods
FDA Seeks Industry Input on How to Facilitate Consumer Notification of Adulterated Foods

What precisely should be reported in order to make the Reportable Food Registry effective in protecting consumers? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants your input. To that end, it has extended until August 18, 2014, the period for submitting comments on the proposed rulemaking.

The Reality of Food Terrorism
The Reality of Food Terrorism

According to the World Health Organization, food terrorism is a reality. See what regulators are doing around the world to combat this increasing threat.

 

Economically Motivated Adulteration: Another Dimension of the “Expanding Umbrella of Food Defense”
Economically Motivated Adulteration: Another Dimension of the “Expanding Umbrella of Food Defense”

Intentional economically motivated adulteration activities and initiatives in food defense are highlighted.

 

Ready or Not, FDA Must Promulgate Rule on Intentional Adulteration of Food
Ready or Not, FDA Must Promulgate Rule on Intentional Adulteration of Food

The final schedule for promulgation of Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) required-regulations appears set, but not without an interesting legal battle.
 

The Value of the Food Defense Plan
The Value of the Food Defense Plan

A food defense plan helps a company avoid crisis and aids a company’s crisis management and risk communication capabilities.

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