Co-Director, Southwest Border Food Protection and Emergency Preparedness Center
Are you coordinated for a response to food emergencies?
If not, consider the following course:
PER-273 - A Coordinated Response to Food Emergencies: Practice and Execution
April 5-6, 2017 – Roadrunner Food Bank - 8–5
This instructor-led course provides responders with training on all-hazards food emergency support operations. For the purpose of this course, food emergencies include natural disasters, human-made disasters, foodborne outbreaks, or food adulterations that impact the food chain and have the potential for mass consequences. The course focuses on the performance and coordination of local, state, and federal agency operations during the response to and recovery from such emergencies. The course covers the four main phases of food emergency response: incident identification and investigation, containment and control, disposal and decontamination, and recovery. The course uses classroom instruction and a collaborative learning exercise to provide participants with the tools and knowledge to effectively respond to a variety of food emergencies. Finally, participants will create a comprehensive action plan specific to their particular agency or jurisdiction which incorporates course content. This action plan will familiarize participants with the critical considerations during food emergency response as it pertains to their specific job duties and responsibilities.
- Identify the different types of food emergencies, as well as their potential role in corresponding response efforts
- Describe barriers to an effective and coordinated food emergency response by reviewing the effectiveness of response and the consequences of past incidents
- Identify key food emergency response partners and their responsibilities to improve the coordination and effectiveness of a food emergency response
- Describe key steps to identify food-related incidents and support the investigation process to determine the source, extent, and cause of an incident in a timely manner
- Describe key responsibilities, authorities, and methods regarding containment and control of food emergencies.
- Describe key responsibilities, authorities, and methods for disposing of food products and decontaminating affected facilities
- Identify roles, responsibilities, and follow-up activities of food emergency response personnel at the local, state, and federal levels to support the recovery process
- Employ the information learned throughout the course to support and coordinate an effective response and recovery operation to a significant food emergency
- Complete their action plan.
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