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Home Food Defense Workshop - Atlanta, GA

Food Defense Workshop - Atlanta, GA

Training Objectives:

  • Understand law enforcement and Federal agency roles, responsibilities, and authorities during an outbreak of an intentional food contamination incident
  • Law enforcement threat assessments, intelligence, and criminal/terrorism investigations
  • Determine if contamination are accidental, natural, or intentional (criminal/terrorism/espionage) incidents
  • Recognize and report suspicious triggers and establish tripwire programs
  • Identify assets and capabilities for each discipline
  • Demonstrate types of information collected by law enforcement and food/agriculture experts, and how and when to share it
  • Discuss best practices for conducting a joint threat assessment, joint investigations, joint interviews and evidence collection
  • Develop inter-professional relationships between law enforcement and food sector professionals

Target Audience:

  • US Department of Agriculture
  • State Department of Agriculture
  • Livestock / Farmers Market personnel
  • Food Processing Personnel
  • Local / State /Tribal Law Enforcement personnel
  • Agricultural / Rural Crimes Investigators / Brand Inspectors
  • DOD Installation Public Health personnel
  • Army National Guard Civil Support Teams (CST)
  • Emergency Management Agency / HAZMAT Teams
  • Biological Research and Development Programs / Laboratories (public, private, corporate, academic)
  • Tribal Officials and Personnel (Health Care, Agriculture, Emergency Management)
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency personnel
  • Public Health and Food Safety professionals
  • Environmental/Natural Resources
  • Private Sector (Wholesale/Retail)
  • US Attorney's Office personnel
  • Anyone who may respond to health, safety and weapons of mass destruction emergencies involving food, livestock, and crop production

Dates: July 18, 2024

Location: Atlanta Metropolitan State College, 1630 Metropolitan Pkwy SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

Registration deadline: July 10, 2024

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