National Food and Agriculture Incident Annex to the Response and Recovery Federal Interagency Operations Plans   [open pdf - 3MB]

From the Executive Summary: "The National Food and Agricultural Incident Annex (FAIA) is an annex to the Response and Recovery Federal Interagency Operational Plans (FIOPs). The FAIA utilizes the same concepts of operation for delivering response and recovery core capabilities, as outlined in the FIOPs, and highlights the unique attributes of a food, plant, or agricultural incident, including intentional acts of terrorism. For the purpose of this annex, a food and agricultural incident refers to any incident, regardless of cause, that poses significant human, animal, and environmental health impacts and/or jeopardizes the economic stability of the U.S. agricultural or agribusiness industry to include animal disease outbreaks, plant and pest pathogens, and intentional or accidental adulteration of the food supply chain. FAIA is composed of a base annex and four branches dedicated to the specific incident types: food, animal agriculture, plant agriculture and intentional incidents. The FAIA is scalable, flexible, and adaptable to a wide range of food and agricultural incidents regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity. The four branches detail the importance of establishing operational coordination with the Prevention Mission Area regarding the response to food and agricultural incidents, specifically imminent intentional threats or acts of terrorism."

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