What is Food Defense? Food Defense is the prevention of both intentional and unintentional contamination of the food supply. The FBI works with its State, Local, Tribal, and Food Sector Private Industry Partners to attempt to reduce vulnerability to intentional contamination, helping to investigate and mitigate the effects of intentional adulteration. Why target the food supply? Deliberate contamination could cause significant consequences: Physical, economic, psychological, and political. Even an ineffective attack could cause significant economic and psychological damage. This briefing will increase understanding of law enforcement’s role and existing partnerships in food defense, and engage private industry stakeholders to implement improved information sharing, in an effort to secure the food supply chain from producer to consumer.
· Overview of Food Sector and Defense by California Department of Public Health Food & Drug Branch (CDPH FDB)
· California State and Federal Partners’ Response and Mitigation to incidents of contamination by CDPH FDB
· FBI Los Angeles Counter Terrorism (CT) Division Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Brief: Threats & Vulnerabilities to Food Sector; and Intentional Contamination from Intel to Prosecution.
· FBI Los Angeles Intelligence Division CT/WMD Brief: COVID-19 and Food/Grocery Delivery Services: What We’ve Learned.
Representatives from FBI Los Angeles
Who Can Attend:
Open to anyone.