FDA Announces Rescheduled Food Defense Plan Builder (FDPB) Webinar and Q&A Session on June 7 and Recording of Initial Webinar

Published: June 3, 2013

Dear Colleague,

The FDA previously announced the release of the new Food Defense Plan Builder (FDPB) tool, a user-friendly software program designed to assist owners and operators of food facilities with developing personalized food defense plans for their facilities. The tool is designed for use throughout the food industry and will aid companies in protecting their food products from intentional contamination. Instances of intentional contamination of food are infrequent, but can lead to serious adverse public health consequences. To see a copy of the FDA News Release on the new tool, visit:


For more information on the software and to download the free FDPB tool, please go to the website link below.


Due to technical difficulties with the Food Defense Webinar held on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, a recording of the presentation has been made available on the FDA's Food Defense website at http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodDefense/ToolsEducationalMaterials/ucm353343.htm or stakeholders can access the recording directly by using the following URL: https://collaboration.fda.gov/p7d584u2378/

On Friday, June 7th at 11:30 EST, the FDA invites you to participate in the rescheduled portion of the stakeholder question and answer webinar related to the recent release of FDA's Food Defense Plan Builder software program. This half-hour follow-up Q&A session is planned for stakeholders and can be accessed at: http://collaboration.fda.gov/fdafooddefense

Instructions for joining the webinar:

The Q&A stakeholder webinar will be held Friday, June 7th at 11:30 AM ET, and will include a question and answer session on the Food Defense Plan by Julia Guenther, Policy Analyst, Food Defense and Emergency Coordination Staff, Office of Analytics and Outreach, FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN).

Stakeholders should enter the webinar as a "guest" at the date and time of the webinar offering. There isn't a need to register in advance or to provide a password. This webinar will not be using a telephone call-in number. All sound will come through the computer speakers. For those who are interested but unable to join the webinar, please note that the webinar will be recorded and later posted on FDA's food defense webpage.

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Thank you,


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