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.
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.
Tools & Resources
Education & Outreach
Food Defense Awareness Workshops
NACCHO Interactive Food Defense Workshop
For general food defense information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For general emergency preparedness and coordination information, please email CFSANEmergencyPreparednessandCoordination@fda.hhs.gov.
Registration of Food Facilities
Information on the requirement that owners, operators, or agents in charge of domestic or foreign facilities that manufacture, process, pack, or hold food for consumption in the United States must register with FDA.
Information about FDA's authority to order the administrative detention of human or animal food.
Establishment & Maintenance of Records
Information on the requirements for establishment, maintenance, and availability of records by persons who manufacture, process, pack, transport, distribute, receive, hold, or import food into the United States.
Prior Notice of Imported Foods
Information on the requirement that FDA receive prior notice before food is imported or offered for import into the United States.