Food Defense is the term commonly used by the US Food and Drug Administration (USDA) and the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to define activities related to the protection of food in their country from intentional acts of contamination or tampering.

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service defines Food Defense as “the protection of food products from intentional alterations due to biological, chemical, physical or radiological agents”.

The Food Protection Plan is designed to identify, mitigate and monitor possible sources of intentional food contamination.

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An operational and functioning Food Defense Plan allows the company to prevent the introduction of potential dangers into the organisation production chain.

InCos is able to support the company in the realisation of a Food Defense plan through the implementation of the appropriate methodology and also through inspections aimed at verifying the effectiveness of the plan.