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First Responder's Toolbox: Chemical and Biological Threats to Food Retailers [May 6, 2020]   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Document: "Point-of-sale food retailers nationwide, such as supermarkets, supercenters, warehouse groceries, and club, gourmet, and convenience stores, may be vulnerable to attacks with chemical or biological materials, although overall interest in such attack methods remains low. Both domestic and international terrorists have promoted attacks against soft targets, including the US food industry at retail locations. Although we have yet to observe a sustained interest in targeting retail food establishments, they may be an attractive target because of their accessibility and the potential for an attack to create significant harm. Violent extremists, possibly to stoke fear, have advocated through online platforms for people to poison or tamper with food in grocery stores[.]"

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2020-05-06
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