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Food Protection Task Force Conference

Gillaim, Scott
Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH)
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Indiana Food Safety and Defense Task Force Summary: The Indiana Food Safety and Defense Task Force formed to foster partnerships among industry, academia, and governmental agencies. The task force consists of 112 members from State/local government, industry, and academia and 14 Federal participants (non-members). These relationships are further developed and strengthened through the bi-annual Task Force meetings. The meetings feature numerous speakers from industry and government discussing various food safety and defense topics. The meetings are very successful and demonstrate that industry is responding to food safety and defense threats and partnering with government to keep the food supply safe and secure. The Task Force received grant funding from FDA that allows the membership to hold two training meetings per year for information sharing, training, and discussing current issues and concerns. Over the past few months the Task Force has been leveraging new technology and has established the Indiana Food Safety and Defense Task Force Workgroup on FoodSHIELD to share information among the various members and participants. The membership received training on the FoodSHIELD system at the last meeting on March 17, 2010, and has already started sharing documents and discussing issues in the secure workspace on the system.

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Food and Drug Administration
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Food Defense and Integrity
Natural Toxins
Viruses and Prions
Bacterial Pathogens
Chemical Contaminants