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Are you Responsible for Keeping the Food Supply Safe?. Why Create a Food Defense Plan?. How could you create havoc in the food supply system?. Do you have workers who may have a grudge? Think like an individual that would like to harm your operation. Today’s Presenters.

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how could you create havoc in the food supply system
How could you create havoc in the food supply system?
  • Do you have workers who may have a grudge?
  • Think like an individual that would like to harm your operation.
today s presenters
Today’s Presenters
  • Carol Lorenzen Ph.D.
  • Mary K. Hendrickson Ph.D.
  • Bob Weaber Ph.D.
course overview
Course Overview
  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Countermeasure Development
  • Writing a Food Defense Plan
  • Developing a Response Plan
us f ood supply
US Food Supply
  • Safest in the world?
  • Recalls
    • Spinach
    • Tomatoes
    • Peanut butter
  • Melamine
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The U.S. government has declared the food and agriculture sector to be one of 17 critical national infrastructures vulnerable to intentional attack.

why would missouri food and agriculture be a target
Why Would Missouri Food and Agriculture Be a Target?
  • Missouri ranks 2nd in the nation for number of farms
  • Missouri ranks 6th in number of food processors
  • Missouri ranks 14th in restaurant sales
what type of harm could occur
What Type of Harm Could Occur?
  • Intentional delivery of a harmful biological or chemical agent to the food supply system could cause:
    • Physical harm (illness or mortality)
    • Economic disruption
      • Direct
      • Indirect
      • International
    • Political unrest
    • Psychological harm –loss of confidence in food supply
case study melamine
Case Study: Melamine
  • Contaminated Wheat Gluten→ pet food
  • Cats and dogs fall ill and some die
  • Massive recall of pet food
  • Contamination was intentional
  • Waste pet food fed to hogs in 7 states
  • 56,000 hogs quarantined
percent of consumers believing a product likely to be intentionally contaminated
Percent of Consumers Believing a Product Likely to be Intentionally Contaminated

Stinson et al., 2008

so how do we protect the food supply
So, How do we Protect the Food Supply?

Develop a Food Defense Plan

  • Determine Vulnerability
  • Develop Countermeasures
  • Write a Defense Plan
  • Prepare a Response Plan