Food Defense Pertaining to Potential Intentional Contamination

April 3, 2005

IFT's fourth Research Summit brought together world-renowned scientists toidentify the means by which to address the issue of fooddefense. Summit participants addressed actions needed to advance the understanding of how to determine what has happened and what agent was involved in the event, the appropriate course of action to protect the public and food workers, and the optimum approach to managing the recovery process. 

Food Defense Summit Presentations (pdf):

Food Safety and Defense: Capabilities and Challenges 
Craig Hedberg, Univ. of Minnesota 

Sampling and Detection of Chemical and Radiological Contaminants
James Coughlin, Coughlin & Associates 

Novel approaches for Detection and Characterization of Foodborne Pathogens
Thomas Cebula, Food and Drug Administration

The DoD Combat Feeding Program & Lessons Learned From Protecting Operational Rations
Gerry Darsch, U.S. Army Natick Soldier Center

Chemical Clean Up: Experience and Strategies 
Marcus Cooke, Cooke Companies Intl. 

Biological Agents and Factors Affecting Decontamination
Bruce Cords, Ecolab, Inc. 

Guidelines for Disposal and Decontamination
Michelle Catlin, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

Managing the Clean-Up and Decontamination Process for Intentionally Contaminated Food
Donald Schaffner, Rutgers University 

Managing the Communications Process
David Schmidt, International Food Information Council 

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