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Food Defense

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.

 

How Your Pest Management Technician Can Protect Your Company Against Bioterrorism
How Your Pest Management Technician Can Protect Your Company Against Bioterrorism

Today, food processors have to protect against intentional interference and the possibility that their products could be used as weapons of destruction.

Top 10 Ingredients of a Total Food Protection Program
Top 10 Ingredients of a Total Food Protection Program

What your organization needs to implement a complete food protection program at all levels is presented.

In Touch with FDA's CFSAN Food Safety and Security Staff
In Touch with FDA's CFSAN Food Safety and Security Staff

An interview with Robert E. Brackett, Ph.D., Director, Food Safety and Security Staff, FDA CFSAN, presents the agencies recent initiatives and programs in food safety.
 

Trends and Solutions in Combating Global Food Fraud
Trends and Solutions  in Combating Global Food Fraud

Food fraud originated as a way to extend a food’s primary ingredients for added profit.

Food Defense in Food Litigation: A Vulnerability Assessment
Food Defense in Food Litigation:  A Vulnerability Assessment

Outbreaks of foodborne illness illustrate how easily contaminated foods can have a broad health impact before public health authorities can identify and quarantine the source.

New Thinking On Food Protection: Unlocking Ways to Achieve Food Safety and Food Defense Goals
New Thinking On Food Protection: Unlocking Ways to Achieve Food Safety and Food Defense Goals

Defending our food supply is perhaps the most monumental national security challenge that was initially overlooked post-9/11.

Food Defense for the Small Retail Operation
Food Defense for the Small Retail Operation

Food defense awareness should be incorporated into food safety training programs.


Ingredient Adulteration Undermines Food Safety
Ingredient Adulteration Undermines Food Safety

An essential supplement to quality and safety systems that anchors them in reality is periodic testing to verify the authenticity of food ingredients.
 

Bakeries Rise to Food Safety and Defense Challenges
Bakeries Rise to Food Safety and Defense Challenges

An interview with Lee Sanders of the American Bakers Association reveals the latest food safety challenges facing bakeries today.

Quaker Employees Learn How to Fight Terrorists
Quaker Employees Learn How to Fight Terrorists

In response to the growing threat of terrorist attacks via food manufacturing, The Quaker Oats plant in Cedar Rapids, IA, is embarking on a revolutionary new approach to security.

Awesome Audit Attitudes: Jumping Through Hoops Without Grinding Gears
Awesome Audit Attitudes: Jumping Through Hoops Without Grinding Gears

Audits ensure that your plant’s food safety and quality assurance processes are working properly.

FDA's Food Safety Program in FY 2002: Measuring Accomplishments
FDA's Food Safety Program in FY 2002: Measuring Accomplishments

Although food defense efforts received the greatest visibility during 2002, work on traditional food safety programs continued.

Incorporating Defense into HACCP
Incorporating Defense into HACCP

Building on and extending the existing HACCP system is the most efficient way to provide comprehensive food protection.

Protecting Your Food Supply: A Practical Approach
Protecting Your Food Supply: A Practical Approach

Food and food products are easily accessible at multiple points in any manufacturing process; thus, we must ask how we can safeguard our food supply from intentional contamination?

Food Defense in the Global Environment: The Role of Quality Standards
Food Defense in the Global Environment: The Role of Quality Standards

The issue of food ingredients and their quality is an often overlooked yet critical component of food safety.

Protecting the Nation’s Food Supply from Bioterrorism
Protecting the Nation’s Food Supply from Bioterrorism

In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on our country in 2001, and the resulting increased focus on national security, food security has become a top priority for the food industry.

FDA’s Food Program Priorities Measure Up: 2003 In Review
FDA’s Food Program Priorities Measure Up: 2003 In Review

FDA takes a look at the food safety programs over 2003.


Transportation: The Squeaky Wheel of the Food Safety System
Transportation: The Squeaky Wheel of the Food Safety System

It isn't difficult to see that, independent of the mode of transportation, foods and food ingredients are susceptible to abuse and/or contamination during transportation and storage.

Employees FIRST: Food Defense Awareness for the Front Line
Employees FIRST: Food Defense Awareness for the Front Line

FDA found that while employees were aware of food safety rules and regulations, food defense awareness was not as high.

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