The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is making available a new food related emergency exercise to help public health and other officials understand and coordinate their roles and responsibilities, and prepare for a food-related emergency.
The new exercise, titled “Mass Mayhem,” involves an outbreak of foodborne illness at a large public venue. It is the latest module to be added to the FDA’s Food Related Emergency Exercise Bundle (FREE-B).
The FDA plans to complete two additional food related emergency exercises: “Wat’er You Thinking” and “Foul Fodder,” which will cover possible contamination of a municipal water supply and contamination of food and/or animal feed, respectively. The agency expects to make these additional exercises available in coming months.
For more information, visit FDA Food Defense at http://www.FDA.gov/FoodDefense.