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Food Defense

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?

What Changed the Game for Food Defense?
What Changed the Game for Food Defense?

A game-changing event occurred two years ago in the food industry, and you probably haven’t heard the details.

Attacks on the Food Supply: How Terrorists Enter into the Equation
Attacks on the Food Supply: How Terrorists Enter into the Equation

How do we decide whether our food supply is still vulnerable to the effects of terrorism? Unfortunately, the threat remains.

Public Health Implications of Economically Motivated Adulteration
Public Health Implications of Economically Motivated Adulteration

Economically motivated adulteration (EMA) generates considerable concern from multiple perspectives. Ongoing EMA-related research focuses on the vulnerabilities in the food system, drivers that create an opportunity for EMA and the impact of EMA with an emphasis on public health consequences.

North Korea Poses a Very Real Food Defense Threat
North Korea Poses a Very Real Food Defense Threat

The rogue regime of North Korea could cause catastrophic effects on the world’s food supply. Read more to find out how.

How Current World Threats May Impact Food Safety
How Current World Threats May Impact Food Safety

What should food defense professionals understand about the instability in North Korea?

What You always Wanted to Know about Food Crime but Were Afraid to Ask
What You always Wanted to Know about Food Crime but Were Afraid to Ask

The National Food Crime Unit aids food safety at home and abroad.

Is Avian Influenza a Food Defense Issue?
Is Avian Influenza a Food Defense Issue?

Like it or not, avian influenza virus could be used to attack the poultry industry.

 

Case Update: Produce Targeted by Man Spraying Mouse Poison
Case Update: Produce Targeted by Man Spraying Mouse Poison

A look at food defense plans shows there’s always room for improvement, regardless of the outcome.

Lessons Learned from Military History Aid Food Defense
Lessons Learned from Military History Aid Food Defense

We do not need to reinvent the wheel with regard to food defense; history has already taught us what we need to do.

Tackling Food Fraud on a Global Level
Tackling Food Fraud on a Global Level

Food fraud vulnerabilities can be assessed using a free, industry-led solution to help meet new requirements for food fraud mitigation set out in the Global Food Safety Initiative.

Food Defense Planning – For What Purpose?
Food Defense Planning – For What Purpose?

Food and agriculture adversaries are not going to go away. What is your food defense plan?

 

Food Defense Training and the New “Focused Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food against Intentional Adulteration” Rule
Food Defense Training and the New “Focused Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food against Intentional Adulteration” Rule

Here we take a closer look at the new Food Safety Modernization Act rule on mitigation strategies to protect food against intentional adulteration.

Food Integrity: Innovation, Transparency and Trust
Food Integrity: Innovation, Transparency and Trust

We must take food security into account when we make decisions about food safety and as we build a climate of food safety culture into our organizations.

Case Update: Produce Targeted by Man Spraying Mouse Poison
Case Update: Produce Targeted by Man Spraying Mouse Poison

The number one thing to remember is that alert employees are the most important company asset in any food defense program.

 

Food Integrity – Connecting the Elements of a Larger Vision
Food Integrity – Connecting the Elements of a Larger Vision

A systems-thinking approach, encompassing food safety, food security, food defense and food sustainability, is our basis for creating a more effective food system.

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