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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Employees are the FIRST line of food defense
  • Proposed Rule Released
    New proposed rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) addresses intentional adulteration of food.
  • Food Defense Workshops
    FDA to hold a series of Food Defense Workshops, July 24th & July 29th.
  • Food Defense 101 (including ALERT)
    Food Defense 101 provides training in preparedness against an intentional attack against our food supply.

Tools & Resources

Education & Outreach

Contact Us

For general food defense information, please email

For general emergency preparedness and coordination information, please email

Related Content

  • 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.
  • Administrative Detention
    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.

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