ERIC Number: ED497843
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Biosecurity Checklist for School Foodservice Programs: Developing a Biosecurity Management Plan
US Department of Agriculture
The purpose of this document is to introduce the need for securing foodservice operations from bioterrorism, provide a checklist of suggestions for improving the security of foodservice operations, and assist individuals responsible for school food service programs in strengthening the safety of the foodservice operation. While not mandatory, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) encourages school communities to develop teams to create food biosecurity management plans that will help keep school meals free from intentional contamination and enable the foodservice to respond to threats or incidents of bioterrorism. The booklet presents an array of guidelines and suggestions on how to: (1) Form a school foodservice biosecurity management team, (2) Use checklists to prioritize measures to strengthen biosecurity inside and outside the primary foodservice area; and (3) Create a school foodservice biosecurity management plan. Sample forms and suggested resources are included.
Descriptors: Food Service, School Security, Terrorism, Check Lists, Crisis Management, Emergency Programs, Planning, Hazardous Materials, Vendors, Inspection, Storage, Equipment, School Personnel, Training, Facilities
US Department of Agriculture. 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250. Web site: http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usdahome
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Food and Nutrition Service (USDA), Washington, DC.