Innovative tools to help prepare for food protection incidents
FPDI has created several software tools that allow users to prepare for food protection incidents that will help them mitigate the extent of consequences and assist with recovery. Since food systems are a critical infrastructure of our world, relevant stakeholders need to be prepared for an event and know what their resources are if an emergency occurs.
FRAME is a comprehensive training framework for animal agriculture emergency responders. This interactive online framework recommends training opportunities for every emergency responder in an Incident Command System so they may be prepared to complete the tasks needed for efficient response during an animal agriculture emergency. It also offers a framework for an individual to plot out career development opportunities in emergency response through high quality, standardized training.
The FARM Toolkit is a measurement tool designed to enable food-sector stakeholders to improve their Mission Areas and Core Capabilities in the event of a food emergency. Based on Presidential Policy Directive 8 and NASDA’s Food Emergency Response Plan, FARM Toolkit aims to strengthen food emergency preparedness.
The Food Defense Readiness Assessment (FDRA) will assist users in identifying gaps in their facility's food defense prevention and mitigation strategies as mandated in the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and subsequent final rules. The four areas addressed in the readiness assessment are: preventative controls for economically motivated adulteration (EMA), focused mitigation strategies to protect food against intentional adulteration, management and operations for intentional adulteration and EMA, and industry/government cooperation for intentional adulteration and EMA.
The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) final rule titled Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration (IA) was published on May 27, 2016. On behalf of the DHS S&T Chemical Security and Analysis Center (CSAC) and Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) the Food Protection and Defense Institute (FPDI) is transitioning to the food processing industry via the FoodSHIELD website a desk-top risk analysis tool. The tool will aid the conduct of the required Intentional Adulteration (IA) Rule Vulnerability Assessment for chemical and biological threats to food products. The tool builds upon resources and risk estimates developed through a Chemical Securities Analysis Center (CSAC) and ADM Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA).