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Biosecurity Checklist for School Foodservice Programs
Resources
Instructions, Step 2, Rating Priorities
Communication
Handling A Crisis
Choosing Suppliers
Receiving/Inspection
Storage Area
Storing Food
Hazardous Chemicals
Foodservice Equipment
Foodservice Personnel
Foodservice/Food Preparation Areas
Outside the School Building
Water and Ice Supply
General Security
Handling Mail/Money
Training
Plan Maintenance
Other Biosecurity Guidelines
 
Instructions, Step 2, Rating Priorities

FDA, Center for Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)
Food Safety and Security: Operational Risk Management Systems Approach
http://www.dhs.ca.gov/ps/fdb/PDF/Food%20Safety%20and%20Security11-29.PDF
Address: Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Center for Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)
5100 Paint Branch Parkway (HFS-555)
College, Park MD 20740
Phone Number: 1-888-SAFEFOOD

General Accounting Office (GAO)
http://www.gao.gov
A Risk Management Approach Can Guide Preparedness Efforts
Report #: GAO-02-208T, October 31, 2001
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d02208t.pdf
Address: General Accounting Office (GAO)
441 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20548
Phone Number: (202) 512-4800

Communication
American State Health Officials (ASTHO)
http://www.statepublichealth.org
State Public Health Hotline Numbers
http://www.statepublichealth.org/index.php?template=hotlines.php
Address: American State Health Officials (ASTHO)
1275 K Street NW Suite 800
Washington DC 20005
Phone Number: (202) 371-9090

Department of Homeland Security website
http://www.dhs.gov or http://www.ready.gov
State Homeland Security Contact List
http://www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/display?theme=11&content=3138
Address: The White House
The Department of Homeland Security
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington DC 20500
Phone Number: (202) 456-1111

Federal Bureau of Investigation
Field Offices

http://www.fbi.gov/contact/fo/fo.htm

Address: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington DC 20535-0001
Phone Number: (202) 324-3000

National Food Service Management Institute (NFSMI)
http://www.nfsmi.org
Emergency Readiness Plan: A Guide for the School Foodservice Operation
http://www.nfsmi.org/Information/e-readiness.html
Address: National Food Service Management Institute (NFSMI)
University of Mississippi
P.O. Drawer 188
University, MS 38677-0188
Phone Number: 1-800-321-3054 or (662) 915-7658

US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Emergency Preparedness Personnel Directory
This information is not available on-line
Address: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
1400 Independence Ave. NW
Washington DC 20250
Phone Number: (202) 720-3631

US Department of Education, Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osdfs/index.html
Practical Information on Crisis Planning: A Guide for Schools and Communities
http://www.ed.gov/admins/lead/safety/crisisplanning.html
Address: U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202
Phone Number: 1-800-USA-LEARN (1-800-872-5327)
Address to order publication:
Education Publications Center, US Department of Education
P.O. Box 1398
Jessup, MD 20794-1398
Handling A Crisis

School Nutrition Association (formerly ASFSA)
http://www.schoolnutrition.org/
Food Safety in Schools: Communicating During Times of Crisis
Requires registration to access.
Address: American School Food Service Association (ASFSA)
700 So Washington Street Ste # 300
Alexandria, VA 22314-4287
Phone Number: 1-800-877- 8822 or (703) 739-3900

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Reporting Problems to the FDA
http://www.fda.gov/opacom/backgrounders/ problem.html
Address: Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
5600 Fisher’s Lane Rockville, MD 20857
Phone Number: 1-888-INFO-FDA (1-888 463-6332)

Food Marketing Institute (FMI)
http://www.fmi.org
Extortion Threat Information Form
http://www.fmi.org/media/extortion_threat_ information_form.pdf
Address: Food Marketing Institute (FMI)
655 15th Street NW Washington DC 20005 Phone Number: (202) 452-8444

Food Safety Training and Education Alliance (FSTEA)
http://www.fstea.org
Suspect Description Form
http://www.fstea.org/resources/security/suspect_description_form.html
Food Safety Training and Education Alliance (FSTEA)
(This information is only available on-line)

Georgia Dept. of Education

http://www.doe.k12.ga.us
Foodborne Illness Report Form
http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/_documents/schools/nutrition/foodborneillnessform.pdf
Address: Georgia Dept. of Education Help Desk
2054 Twin Towers East Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone Number: (404) 656-2800 or 1-800-311-3627 (GA)
Fax Number: (404) 651-6867

National Food Service Management Institute (NFSMI)
http://www.nfsmi.org
Emergency Readiness Plan: A Guide for the School Foodservice Operation
http://www.nfsmi.org/Information/e-readiness.html
Responding to a Food Recall
http://www.nfsmi.org/Education/Satellite/ss29/ satinfo.htm#print
Manual: http://www.nfsmi.org/Information/recallmanual.pdf
Leader guide: http://www.nfsmi.org/Information/recallposter.pdf
Poster: http://www.nfsmi.org/Information/recallposter.pdf
Brochure: http://www.nfsmi.org/Information/recallbrochure.pdf
Address: National Food Service Management Institute (NFSMI)
University of Mississippi P.O. Drawer 188 University, MS 38677-0188
Phone Number: 1-800-321-3054
or (662) 915-7658

US Department of Education, Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osdfs/index.html
Practical Information on Crisis Planning: A Guide for Schools and Communities
http://www.ed.gov/admins/lead/safety/crisisplanning.html
Address: U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202
Phone Number: 1-800-USA-LEARN
(1-800-872-5327)
Address to order publication:
Education Publications Center
US Department of Education
P.O. Box 1398
Jessup, MD 20794-1398

Choosing Suppliers
National Restaurant Association (NRA)
http://www.restaurant.org
Selecting Suppliers
http://www.nraef.org/nfsem/2002/images/pdfs/Week1_Activity.pdf
Address: NRA Educational Foundation’s
International Food Safety Council
1200 17th Street NW
Washington DC 20036
Phone Number: (202) 331-5900
Receiving/Inspecting

FDA, Center for Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)
Incoming Food Materials Inspection Report
http://vm.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/insp-9.html
Inspecting Incoming Food Materials
http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/insp-toc.html
Address: Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Center for Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)
5100 Paint Branch Parkway (HFS-555)
College, Park MD 20740
Phone Number: 1-888-SAFEFOOD (1-888-723-3366)

National Restaurant Association (NRA)
http://www.restaurant.org
Receiving Guidelines
http://www.nraef.org/nfsem/2002/images/pdfs/Week2_Activity.pdf
Address: NRA Educational Foundation’s
International Food Safety Council
1200 17th Street NW
Washington DC 20036
Phone Number: (202) 331-5900

Storage Areas
No recommended resources.
Storing Food
No recommended resources.
Hazardous Chemicals
Interactive Learning Paradigm Incorporated (ILPI)
Where to find Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) on the Internet
http://www.ilpi.com/msds/
Address: Interactive Learning Paradigm
Incorporated (ILPI)
4905 Wayne Blvd.
Lexington, KY 40513-1469
Phone Number: 859-396-5218
Email address: infor@ilip.com
Foodservice Equipment
No recommended resources.
Foodservice Personnel
FDA, Center for Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)
http://www.cfsan.fda.gov
FDA Model Food Code
http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/foodcode.html
Address: Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Center for Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)
5100 Paint Branch Parkway (HFS-555)
College, Park MD 20740
Phone Number: 1-888-SAFEFOOD (1-888-723-3366)
or to purchase the FDA Model Food Code, contact the National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
Address: NTIS
5285 Port Royal Drive
Springfield, VA 22161
Phone Number: (703) 605-6000
Foodservice/Food Preparation Areas
National Food Service Management Institute (NFSMI)
HACCP for Child Nutrition Programs Building on the Basics
http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/nfsmi
Address: National Food Service ManagementInstitute (NFSMI)
University of Mississippi
P.O. Drawer 188
University, MS 38677-0188
Phone Number: 1-800-321--3054 or (662) 915-7658
Outside the School Building
No recommended resources.
Water and Ice Supply

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
http://www.fema.gov
Emergency Food and Water Supplies
http://www.fema.gov/library/emfdwtr.shtm
Address: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
500 C Street SW
Washington DC 20006
Phone Number: (202) 639-3520

American Red Cross
http://www.redcross.org
Food and Water in an Emergency brochure
http://www.redcross.org/disaster/safety/foodwtr.pdf
Address: American Red Cross
National Headquarters
431 18th Street NW
Washington DC 20006
Phone Number: (202) 639-3520

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

http://www.epa.gov
Address: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Ariel Rios Building
1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Mail Code: 3213A
Washington DC 20460
Phone Number: (202) 260-2090

General Security

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
http://www.fda.gov
bioterrorism website
http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/bioterrorism.html
Address: Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
5600 Fisher’s Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone Number:1-888-INFO-FDA (1-888 463-6332)

FDA, Center for Food Safety and Nutrition (CFSAN)
http://www.cfsan.fda.gov
food safety and terrorism website
http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/fsterr.html
Address: Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Center for Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)
5100 Paint Branch Parkway (HFS-555)
College, Park MD 20740
Phone Number: 1-888-SAFEFOOD (1-888-723-3366)

Montgomery County’s Emergency Management Office
http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/
Public Health and Emergency Preparedness booklet
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/health/specials/preparedness/guides/montgomery.pdf
Address: Montgomery County’s Emergency
Management Office
101 Monroe Street
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone Number: (240) 777-2300

Handling Mail/Money

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
http://www.bt.cdc.gov/
Information and Guidance for Safe Handling of Mail
http://www.bt.cdc.gov/agent/anthrax/mail/suspiciouspackages.asp
Address: Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC)
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333
Phone Number: (404) 639-3311

FDA, Center for Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)
http://www.cfsan.fda.gov
FDA Model Food Code report number PB 2022100819
http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/foodcode.html
Address: Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Center for Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)
5100 Paint Branch Parkway (HFS-555)
College, Park MD 20740
Phone Number: 1-888-SAFEFOOD (1-888-723-3366)
or to purchase the FDA Model Food Code, contact the National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
Address: NTIS
5285 Port Royal Drive
Springfield, VA 22161
Phone Number: (703) 605-6000

United States Postal Service (USPS)
http://www.usps.com
U.S. Postal Guidelines
http://www.usps.com/news/2001/press/serviceupdates.htm
Mail handling Poster
http://www.usps.com/news/2001/press/mailsecurity/postcard.htm
Address: United States Postal Service (USPS)
475 L’ Enfant Plaza SW
Washington DC 20260
Phone Number: 1-800-ASK-USPS (1-800-275-8777)

Training
FDA, Center for Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)
http://www.cfsan.fda.gov
FDA Model Food Code report number PB 2022100819
http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/foodcode.html
Managing Food Safety: A Guide for the Voluntary Use of HACCP Principles for Operators of Food Service and Retail Establishments
http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/hret-toc.html
Address: Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Center for Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)
5100 Paint Branch Parkway (HFS-555)
College, Park MD 20740
Phone Number: 1-888-SAFEFOOD (1-888-723-3366)
or to purchase the FDA Model Food Code, contact the National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
Address: NTIS
5285 Port Royal Drive
Springfield, VA 22161
Phone Number: (703) 605-6000
Plan Maintenance
No recommended resources.
Other Biosecurity Guidelines

FDA, Center for Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)
http://www.cfsan.fda.gov
Guidance for Industry Food Producers, Processors, and Transporters: Food Security Preventive
Measures Guidance, March 21, 2003 (final guidance)
http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/secguid6.html
Guidance for Industry Importers and Filers: Food Security Preventive Measures Guidance, March 21, 2003 (final guidance)
http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/secguid7.html
Address: Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Center for Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)
5100 Paint Branch Parkway (HFS-555)
College, Park MD 20740
Phone Number: 1-888-SAFEFOOD (1-888-723-3366)

USDA, Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)
http://www.fsis.usda.gov
Security Guidelines for Food Processors
http://www.fsis.usda.gov/oa/topics/securityguide.pdf
Address: USDA, Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)
Washington DC 20250
Phone Number: (202) 720-9113

World Health Organization (WHO)
http://www.who.int
Terrorist Threats to Foods: Guidance for Strengthening Prevention and Response Systems
http://www.who.int/foodsafety/publications/fs_management/terrorism/en/
Address: World Health Organization (WHO)
Regional Office
Food Safety Department
525 23rd Street NW
Washington DC 20037
Phone Number: (202) 974-3000

USDA, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)
http://www.fns.usda.gov
Biosecurity Guidelines for School Foodservice
Address: USDA, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)
Child Nutrition Division
3101 Park Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 23032
Phone Number: (703) 305-2590

(Links may not reflect the original document and have been updated and were current on July 15, 2005)

Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service. (2004).
A biosecurity checklist for school foodservice programs: Developing a biosecurity management plan.
Available at http://healthymeals.nal.usda.gov/hsmrs/biosecurity.pdf.

National Food Service Management Institute, 2007
The University of Mississippi

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