Upcoming Meetings

The 7th Annual NM Food Protection Alliance Conference

Roadrunner Food Bank

5840 Office Blvd NE - Albuquerque, NM 87109

April 4, 2017

Hello Food Alliance Members! The Southwest Border Food Protection and Emergency Preparedness Center is busy planning the 7th Annual  Food Protection Alliance Meeting to be held at the Roadrunner Food Bank in Albuquerque April 4, 2017. The registration is live on preparingnewmexico.org    7th Annual NM Food Protection Alliance soon so be pulling out your username and password for that site. The draft agenda will be ready soon and will be organized into sessions and discussion of several high profile current event topics affecting New Mexico including continued discussion of FSMA implementation. For the largest producers implementation of the Rules has begun.  We will bring everyone up to date as to how FSMA affects producers by business size and what products they produce or process.

REGISTER:     Please  go to www.preparingnewmexico.org; most of you should already have accounts, if not, register for an account and then go back in to register for the specific event.

We look forward to seeing you there!!

For more information please contact:  Southwest Border Food Protection & Emergency Preparedness Center - 575-646-5949

Additionally Announcing:

PER-273 - A Coordinated Response to Food Emergencies: Practice and Execution

April 5-6, 2017 – Roadrunner Food Bank

This instructor-led course provides responders with training on all-hazards food emergency support operations. For the purpose of this course, food emergencies include natural disasters, human-made disasters, foodborne outbreaks, or food adulterations that impact the food chain and have the potential for mass consequences. The course focuses on the performance and coordination of local, state, and federal agency operations during the response to and recovery from such emergencies. The course covers the four main phases of food emergency response: incident identification and investigation, containment and control, disposal and decontamination, and recovery. The course uses classroom instruction and a collaborative learning exercise to provide participants with the tools and knowledge to effectively respond to a variety of food emergencies. Finally, participants will create a comprehensive action plan specific to their particular agency or jurisdiction which incorporates course content. This action plan will familiarize participants with the critical considerations during food emergency response as it pertains to their specific job duties and responsibilities.

Course Objectives

  • Identify the different types of food emergencies, as well as their potential role in corresponding response efforts
  • Describe barriers to an effective and coordinated food emergency response by reviewing the effectiveness of response and the consequences of past incidents
  • Identify key food emergency response partners and their responsibilities to improve the coordination and effectiveness of a food emergency response
  • Describe key steps to identify food-related incidents and support the investigation process to determine the source, extent, and cause of an incident in a timely manner
  • Describe key responsibilities, authorities, and methods regarding containment and control of food emergencies.
  • Describe key responsibilities, authorities, and methods for disposing of food products and decontaminating affected facilities
  • Identify roles, responsibilities, and follow-up activities of food emergency response personnel at the local, state, and federal levels to support the recovery process
  • Employ the information learned throughout the course to support and coordinate an effective response and recovery operation to a significant food emergency
  • Complete their action plan.

Prerequisites & Other Information:

Participants should be familiar with their respective roles and responsibilities with regard to food emergencies

ICS 100, 200, 700, and 800 are highly recommended

Participants must be U.S. Citizens

No tuition is charged.