Academic journal article Journal of Environmental Health

Food Security Awareness Training

Academic journal article Journal of Environmental Health

Food Security Awareness Training

Article excerpt

To help reduce the risk of an attack on the food supply, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have joined forces to provide a food security awareness training program.

The training targets individuals who play an important role in defending the nation's food from attack: federal, state, local, and tribal food industry regulators; school food authorities; and nutrition-assistance-program operators and administrators. Representatives from the food industry and other individuals essential in responding to a food emergency due to an intentional attack--such as law enforcement, public health, and homeland security officials--are also encouraged to participate.

The program, developed by USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service, its Food and Nutrition Service, and its Agricultural Marketing Service, in partnership with HHS's Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is available to interested individuals free of charge. It comes in three formats:

* Online course: The online course is being hosted by FDA at www. …

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