What businesses can do
Simple steps can improve your food defense practices.
Train your staff in food defense.
Secure access to your business
- Keep doors locked
- Limit access to areas where you store and prepare food
- Only allow authorized personnel in kitchens and delivery areas
- Check in all food deliveries
- Check ID for delivery drivers and have them sign in
- Compare items delivered to invoice or packing slip
- Only accept food from approved sources
Food defense plan
The Minneapolis Health Department (MHD) found a gap in knowledge around food defense incidents. We identified a lack of:
We developed a food defense response plan to address the gaps.
We created a food defense incident response plan using a criminal science framework. This plan can serve as templates for cities, counties and states developing their own plan.
If you would like a copy of our plan, contact us. Please include "Food defense" in your email subject line.
- Food Emergency Response Planning Documents User Guide
- Food Emergency Response Plan – Intentional Contamination Template
- Appendix 1 – Training Materials Template
- Appendix 2 – List of Select Agents and Toxins Template
- Appendix 3 – Joint Threat Assessments Template
- Appendix 4 – Joint Investigation Activities Template
- Appendix 5 – Joint Interviews Template
- Intentional Food Contamination Response Field Operations Guide Template
- Food Defense Pocket Card