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Food Defense

FDA works with other government agencies and private sector organizations to help reduce the risk of tampering or other malicious, criminal, or terrorist actions on the food and cosmetic supply.

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Proposed Rule Released

FDA proposes a new food defense rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) to address intentional adulteration of food.


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Food Defense Workshops  

FDA to hold a series of Food Defense Workshops.

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Employees are the FIRST line of food defense 


Food Defense 101 (including ALERT)

The food industry plays an integral part in protecting the nation’s food infrastructure. Food Defense 101 provides training in preparedness against an intentional attack against our food supply. The courses provide an understanding of and guidance for developing a Food Defense Plan(s) based on a common sense approach. 

Learn more about Food Defense 101.

Food Defense 101 


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Contact Us




For general food defense information, please email fooddefense@fda.hhs.gov

For general emergency preparedness and coordination information, please email CFSANEmergencyPreparednessandCoordination@fda.hhs.gov.





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