Presentation on theme: "Do you have workers who may have a grudge? Think like an individual that would like to harm your operation."— Presentation transcript:
Do you have workers who may have a grudge? Think like an individual that would like to harm your operation.
Carol Lorenzen Ph.D. Mary K. Hendrickson Ph.D. Bob Weaber Ph.D.
Vulnerability Assessment Countermeasure Development Writing a Food Defense Plan Developing a Response Plan
Safest in the world? Recalls Spinach Tomatoes Peanut butter Melamine
The U.S. government has declared the food and agriculture sector to be one of 17 critical national infrastructures vulnerable to intentional attack.
Missouri ranks 2 nd in the nation for number of farms Missouri ranks 6th in number of food processors Missouri ranks 14 th in restaurant sales
1. 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
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
Stinson et al., 2008
Develop a Food Defense Plan Determine Vulnerability Develop Countermeasures Write a Defense Plan Prepare a Response Plan