Food Defense

  • Employees FIRST is an FDA initiative that food industry managers can include in their ongoing employee food defense training programs. Employees FIRST educates front-line food industry workers from farm to table about the risk of intentional food contamination and the actions they can take to identify and reduce these risks.

  • The ALERT initiative is intended to raise the awareness of state and local government agency and industry representatives regarding food defense issues and preparedness. It is generic enough to apply to all aspects of the farm-to-table supply chain and is designed to spark thought and discussion with a variety of stakeholders. ALERT identifies five key points that industry and businesses can use to decrease the risk of intentional food contamination at their facility.

  • Visit FDA Food Facility Registration to register your food facility with the FDA to help in protecting the public from terrorist attacks on U.S. food or other food-related emergencies.

  • The FDA's Food Defense Plan Builder is a comprehensive, easy-to-use software program designed to help owners and operators of food facilities—ranging from primary production and manufacturing to retail and transportation—develop customized plans to minimize the risk of intentional adulteration at their individual food facilities.

  • NEW Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) Course Announcement
    Do you know those who are required to take training to meet the food defense awareness training requirement within FDA’s IA Rule? This “Food Defense Awareness for the Intentional Adulteration Rule” course will meet those requirements.
    The training requirement in the IA rule is flexible, and individuals may choose this training or a similar food defense awareness training to satisfy the requirement.

    For more information on the training, please visit Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance.