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.
Food defense awareness should be incorporated into food safety training programs.
Defending our food supply is perhaps the most monumental national security challenge that was initially overlooked post-9/11.
The issue of food ingredients and their quality is an often overlooked yet critical component of food safety.
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?
FDA takes a look at the food safety programs over 2003.
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.
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.
FDA found that while employees were aware of food safety rules and regulations, food defense awareness was not as high.
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 reminded the food industry of obvious vulnerabilities that should be addressed to keep the food supply safe.
An essential supplement to quality and safety systems that anchors them in reality is periodic testing to verify the authenticity of food ingredients.
An interview with Lee Sanders of the American Bakers Association reveals the latest food safety challenges facing bakeries today.
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.
Audits ensure that your plant’s food safety and quality assurance processes are working properly.
Food fraud is illegal deception for economic gain using food.
Although food defense efforts received the greatest visibility during 2002, work on traditional food safety programs continued.
As an industry, we are early in addressing food fraud and are in a great position to establish a firm foundation before—or while—laws and standards are being developed.
Building on and extending the existing HACCP system is the most efficient way to provide comprehensive food protection.
A food defense plan helps a company avoid crisis and aids a company’s crisis management and risk communication capabilities.
Food safety and defense transportation programs (possibly integrated) must be developed and implemented