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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?

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.

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