Food Safety Magazine

Food Defense

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.

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 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?

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.

Bioterrorism: The Next Food Safety Threat
Bioterrorism: The Next Food Safety Threat

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 reminded the food industry of obvious vulnerabilities that should be addressed to keep the food supply safe.

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.

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.
 

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

The Squeaky Wheel: Is Transporation the Watershed for Food Safety and Food Defense?
The Squeaky Wheel: Is Transportation the Watershed for Food Safety and Food Defense?

Food safety and defense transportation programs (possibly integrated) must be developed and implemented
 

The Expanding Umbrella of Food Defense
The Expanding Umbrella  of Food Defense

Cases of intentional contamination are infrequent but can result in serious adverse public health consequences and economic impact.
 

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