Vulnerability Assessments and Key Activity Types
FDA conducts vulnerability assessments (VA) on food systems to identify, quantify and prioritize (or rank) the vulnerabilities in a system. These assessments have led to the identification of processing steps of highest concern and potential mitigation strategies that may reduce these vulnerabilities. Through this review, it was determined that processing steps could be grouped according to the type of activity (referred to as Key Activity Types) occurring at a particular point in an operation.
- Analysis of Results for FDA Food Defense Vulnerability Assessments and Identification of Activity Types
- Vulnerability Assessment of Food Systems
Strategic Partnership Program Agroterrorism (SPPA)
To assist in protecting the nation’s food supply, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) developed a joint assessment program.
- SPPA Status and Summary Reports
- Analysis of Results for FDA Food Defense Vulnerability Assessment and Identification of Activity Types
- CARVER + Shock Primer (and in PDF)
- CARVER Assessments September 2005 - April 2008 Response Form
- SPPA Questions and Answers
September 23, 2005
- Key Criteria for Site Visits
- FDA Joins Other Feds, States, Private Industry to Protect Against Agroterrorism
July 26, 2005