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Food Security Defense
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WSDA works with the industry, local county health districts, the state Department of Health, U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration to protect the safety of the food supply.
WSDA works to prevent the consumption of contaminated food products, which maintains public confidence in the food supply and protects the integrity of our domestic and foreign markets.
The Bioterrorism Act of 2002 requires anyone who manufactures, processes, packs, distributes, receives, or holds food for consumption in the U.S., to:
To evaluate your operations for food defense, review the Food Defense Preventive Measures Guidance issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration March 21, 2003.
Report Suspicious Behavior
Consumers, operators and employees of food retail, distribution, storage, and processing facilities are the first line of defense against suspicious activities.
If you observe suspicious activities or it appears that someone has tampered with products, contact:
Food Regulatory Agencies
Information and links for the general public.
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