Global Food Safety and Quality Conference

August 1, 2007

Food defense remains a national and international priority for the food industry and the U.S. government.

FDA is providing for the implementation of an offensive vulnerability assessment tool to further refine vulnerability assessments for the food sector. CARVER + Shock is designed to identify “critical nodes” likely for terrorist attacks in order to design “shields” that reduce risk. These assessments evaluate the public health consequences of product-agent scenarios associated with potential tampering, criminal, malicious, or terrorist activity.

This tool incorporates economic and pathway analysis with risk assessment and focuses on the food sector as a system of industrial pathways (i.e., farm- to-table food industries, food packaging and transportation systems). It is expected to be used within the food industry to increase awareness of factors influencing food security, to encourage the conduct of threat assessments, and to assist in developing methods to enhance security of food production facilities and processes.

The information on the following presentations may only be used/replicated with permission from the author/presenter. These presentations are in PDF and require the use of Adobe Reader.


Current Status of U.S. Food Defense
David W.K. Acheson, M.D., F.R.C.P.
Assistant Commissioner for Food Protection
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Recent Developments in the National Center for Food Protection and Defense
Frank F. Busta, Ph.D., Director
National Center for Food Protection and Defense
Univeristy. of Minnesota

Consequence Management System: Food Defense and Safety Vulnerability Assessment
Susan K. Harlander, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Government and Industry Relations
BT Safety, LLC

Vulnerability Assessment Tools
David W.K. Acheson, M.D., F.R.C.P.
Assistant Commissioner for Food Protection
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

CARVER  + Shock Tool Demonstration
Jeffrey J. Danneels
Manager, Materials Transportation Security/Risk Assessment Department
Sandia National Laboratories

Defending Our Nation's Food Supply Chain
Col. John T. Hoffman, Ph.D.
Retired Program Manager, Department of Food & Agriculture;  Department of Homeland Security Coordinator, University Center for Post-Harvest Food Protection/Defense; University of Minnesota

Strategic Partnership Program for Agroterrorism (SPPA) Initiative - Execution and Outcomes
Kim Green, Senior Scientist
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

Story Tools

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