Step two in developing a food defense plan Developing Countermeasures to Minimize Vulnerabilities
No Bleu Cheese Please! • In 1984, members of an Oregon cult intentionally contaminated restaurant salad bars with Salmonella bacteria. • They were attempting to influence an election. • 751 individuals became ill, and • 45 of those were hospitalized.
Countermeasures • Countermeasures are actions taken to reduce the risk of intentional contamination in vulnerable areas.
Areas to Consider for Countermeasure Development • Procedures • Facility • Technology • Personnel
Countermeasures for Facility • Protect: • Personnel • Product • Property
Light It! • Lights • Dusk to Dawn lighting available through most electric coops • Motion sensor lighting • Visibility • Neighborhood Watch • Vegetation trimmed for visibility • Driveway alarm
Lock It! • Lock Gates • Lock Buildings • Doors • Windows • Lock Well Head • Lock Supply Areas • Feed bins • Vet supplies • Chemicals
Fences Road Frontage Limit gates Signage Buildings Entrances Visitor Log Limit Access!
Countermeasures for Marketing • Principles: Check and Challenge • Check the contract and negotiate liability • Challenge contamination by adding barriers either physical or procedural
SCAN - an Easy Training Tool • See • Challenge • Ask • Notify