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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

ALERT Training: Alert - Overview (text version)

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[Flash version] February 21, 2007

Alert: Overview

The ALERT initiative was developed as a means to spark conversation and thought about food defense within the food industry.

The ALERT initiative is intended to raise awareness of state and local government agency and industry representatives regarding food defense issues and preparedness.  The initiative applies to all aspects of the farm-to-table supply chain.

ALERT identifies five key points that industry and businesses can use to decrease the risk of intentional food contamination at their facility.

The ALERT initiative is designed to be a clear, concise message that regulators are encouraged to share as they interact with management in the industry.

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