New NACCHO Report: Food Defense Study

Dec 13, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

NACCHO in collaboration with the Food Protection and Defense Institute (FPDI) and the Department of Homeland Security recently released a new report titled, Strengthened Food and Agriculture Sector Defense Posture through Improved Private Sector Information Sharing Practices. This report shares recommended next steps informing federal agencies, non-profits, and private companies within the Food and Agriculture Sector (FAS) where to target future resources in support of food defense efforts.

Recommendations for this report were collected from a study of current threat information sharing techniques and barriers experienced across private and public entities within the FAS. While its immediate next steps target federal agencies, industry, and associated non-profit organizations, local health departments are also encouraged to use this report as resource advancing their critical role of ensuring food safety within the communities they serve.

View and download the full report from the NACCHO bookstore, at this link.


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