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.
Today, food processors have to protect against intentional interference and the possibility that their products could be used as weapons of destruction.
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.
What your organization needs to implement a complete food protection program at all levels is presented.
Food fraud originated as a way to extend a food’s primary ingredients for added profit.
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.
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.