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Employees FIRST

Food Defense Awareness for front-line food industry workers

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Employees FIRST is an FDA initiative that food industry managers can include in their ongoing employee food defense training programs. Employees FIRST educates front-line food industry workers from farm to table about the risk of intentional food contamination and the actions they can take to identify and reduce these risks.

Follow company food defense plan and procedures.
Inspect your work area and surrounding areas.
Recognize anything out of the ordinary.
Secure all ingredients, supplies, and finished product.
Tell management if you notice anything unusual or suspicious.

Employees FIRST Learning Objectives

  • Increase food defense awareness;
  • Define and explain the five parts of the Employees FIRST initiative.

Employees FIRST Tools

  • Employees FIRST materials can also be obtained from the FDA's ePublication site.
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