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 Plan Builder
The Food Defense Plan Builder is a user-friendly software program designed to assist owners and operators of food facilities with developing personalized food defense plans for their facilities. This user-friendly tool harnesses existing FDA tools, guidance, and resources for food defense into one single application.
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.