ABSTRACT

Bioterrorism: Threat to the U.S. Food System - Concerns for Food and the Food Distribution Infrastructure   [open pdf - 3MB]

"Food bioterrorism is an intentional attack targeted against the food system using a disease-causing biological agent. The U.S. food supply is susceptible to intentional contamination by terrorists, where food could be used as a vehicle for introducing harmful disease pathogens into the United States. The U.S. food system is far reaching, encompassing the full range of domestically produced foods (fish, fruits, grains, meats, nuts, poultry, vegetables), a large variety of processed food products (deli meat, juices, milk, snack foods, etc.), as well as those foods and food products imported into the United States. Potential targets of a bioterrorism attack can be found all along the food production and supply chain, including production, processing, and packaging facilities, transportation vehicles, ports of entry, distribution and warehouse centers, and retail outlets"

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2010-09-01?
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