Agroterrorism – Information for Professionals

  • The Texas Animal Health Commission Emergency Management & Response
    Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) – the state’s livestock health regulatory agency – partners with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Veterinary Services to prepare for and respond to foreign animal diseases. The TAHC/USDA partnership depends on producers, private veterinary practitioners, and allied industry representatives to watch for and report potential signs of diseases and pests.

  • Animal Disease and Agroterrorism Fact Sheets
    From the Center for Food Security and Public Health, Iowa State University.

  • Animal Health: Disaster Preparedness
    Information and educational materials provided to assist veterinarians, animal owners, and others interested in the well-being of animals to prepare for animal safety in the event of a disaster. From the American Veterinary Medical Association.

  • Food Defense 
    FDA works with other government agencies and private sector organizations to help reduce the risk of tampering or other malicious, criminal, or terrorist actions on the food and cosmetic supply. 

  • Food Defense & Emergency Response 
    Food Defense is the protection of food products from intentional adulteration by biological, chemical, physical, or radiological agents. It addresses additional concerns including physical, personnel and operational security. From the Food Safety and Inspection Service of the US Department of Agriculture.

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Last updated June 16, 2017