Protecting the food supply

Paul Takhistov, Cory M. Bryant

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The safety of food products from intentional and accidental contamination are discussed. The intentional food contamination from a terrorist attack is done by delivering a selected biological or chemical agent to the system to cause economic disruption. Preparedness of food system to prevent and respond to a terrorist attack is guided by documents produced produced by Food and Drug Administration's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (FDA/CFSAN) and the US Dept. of Agriculture's Food Safety and inspection Service (USDA/FSIS). They include awareness documents and training, defense plans, self-assessment checklists, guidance documents and inspector training. CARVER+Shock process is an important step toward identifying system vulnerabilities and assigning priority of available resources to hardening the system. Intentional food contamination differs from traditional food contaminations and traditional safety measures are partially capable of protecting the food supply chain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages10
Specialist publicationFood Technology
StatePublished - Jul 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Food Science
  • General Chemistry
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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