FDA takes a look at the food safety programs over 2003.
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.
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
Cases of intentional contamination are infrequent but can result in serious adverse public health consequences and economic impact.