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Food Defense

Food Defense Is All About Protecting Yourself: Part 2
Food Defense Is All About Protecting Yourself: Part 2

Food defense is more complicated than you think, and threats can come from unanticipated directions.

Food Defense Is All About Protecting Yourself: Part 1
Food Defense Is All About Protecting Yourself: Part 1

Food defense is more complicated than you think, and threats can come from unanticipated directions.

Simplifying Olive Oil Analysis
Simplifying Olive Oil Analysis

Discover how using a charged aerosol detector can help olive oil producers identify adulterated product.

Food and Agriculture Are Critical Infrastructures but also Domains of Future War
Food and Agriculture Are Critical Infrastructures but also Domains of Future War

In an age of increasing cyberattacks, is the food supply safe or a likely target? You be the judge.

Abrin – Another Poison Being Experimented with by Terrorists
Abrin – Another Poison Being Experimented with by Terrorists

Similar to ricin, the natural poison abrin could pose a food defense threat.

Ensuring Food Safety at Large-Scale Events
Ensuring Food Safety at Large-Scale Events

Managing large-scale events requires trusted relationships, collaboration, and information sharing to safeguard public health.

Reducing the Risk of Fraud in the Spice Industry
Reducing the Risk of Fraud in the  Spice Industry

Although the act of food fraud isn’t something new, the creation and development of a comprehensive food fraud management system are new for the food industry.

Economically Motivated Adulteration: What Are Processors Doing to Combat Food Fraud?
Economically Motivated Adulteration:  What Are Processors Doing to Combat Food Fraud?

Economically motivated adulteration—the adulteration of food products with the intent to illegally make money—is otherwise known as food fraud.

Food and Agriculture Are Domains of War: Part 5
Food and Agriculture Are Domains of War: Part 5

Information sharing is the single most valuable commodity in the event of food supply disruption.

Food and Agriculture Are Domains of War: Part 4
Food and Agriculture Are Domains of War: Part 4

In the present global environment, the food industry should take a closer look at the threat of coordinated attacks on food and agriculture.

Food and Agriculture Are Domains of War: Part 3
Food and Agriculture Are Domains of War: Part 3

Because food corporations can be targeted by adversarial nations, it is important that you start practicing “operational security.”

Food and Agriculture Are Domains of War: Part 2
Food and Agriculture Are Domains of War: Part 2

Should food businesses engage in “war games”? There are benefits from conducting strategic response exercises should an actual emergency arise.

Food and Agriculture Are Domains of War: Part 1
Food and Agriculture Are Domains of War: Part 1

A look at a worst-case scenario in the evolving threat to the food supply.

Ammonia Refrigeration Systems and Chlorine Sanitation Systems Deserve Close Scrutiny
Ammonia Refrigeration Systems and Chlorine Sanitation Systems Deserve Close Scrutiny

Have you ever considered that your in-plant systems could be weaponized against public health? Think again.

Food System Automation: Good For Food Defense, but Warrants Attention During Transition
Food System Automation: Good For Food Defense, but Warrants Attention During Transition

The benefits of automation must be tempered by emerging security challenges throughout the food supply chain.

Chlorine and Ammonia Deserve a Second Look as a Potential Food Defense Issue
Chlorine and Ammonia Deserve a Second Look as a Potential Food Defense Issue

Food security and food defense together help ensure that the availability of the end product—food—is available to all.

Is That a Beet or a Banana? Unwrapping Food Fraud in the Produce Industry
Is That a Beet or a Banana? Unwrapping Food Fraud in the Produce Industry

Industry must take it upon ourselves to ensure that our supply chain is sound. It’s the best defense against food fraud we could have.

Current State of Intentional Adulteration
Current State of Intentional Adulteration

Given the complexity of our food system and limited transparency of supply chains from farm to fork, those willing and able to adulterate will continue to do so in the future.

 

Many Future Food Defense Problems Will Begin with Cyber
Many Future Food Defense Problems Will Begin with Cyber

Cybersecurity is one of the elements that can make or break your business. How can a food corporation prevent system compromise? Read more to find out.

The Reality of Intentional Food Contamination Threats
The Reality of Intentional Food Contamination Threats

A sensational claim says Russians could use robots to poison food; is the threat for real?

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