Food Defense: An FBI Perspective

10:05 - 10:40

  • Food Defense is the protection of food supplies from INTENTIONAL contamination of food. Angry employees may drop things into food at a food production facility in order to damage equipment. Violent Extremists may add poison to food in order to attack a specific population. Criminals may dilute or substitute ingredients for financial gain. The Federal Bureau of Investigation works with regulatory agencies to identify risks and prevent these acts from occurring, or to investigate threats to the food supply.

Christopher Young, Intelligence Analyst, FBI Chicago