Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner
 Food and Agriculture Security

Food and Agriculture Security

Prior to September 11, 2001, the food and agriculture safety system in the United States was designed to prevent the accidental contamination of our food supply and naturally occurring diseases of livestock and crops. Today, that system has been enhanced to not only prevent innocent acts of contamination, but now to prevent, detect, and contain deliberate attempts to contaminate our food supply. The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is vigilant in the area of Food and Agriculture Security, whether the threat is introduction of disease in livestock or tampering with our food supply. The Department has been proactively working to raise awareness of the security related threats to New York farmers, food processors, transporters and retailers and provide strategies to combat those threats. The guidelines and publications contained in this section are also available in hard copy form from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, 10B Airline Drive, Albany, NY 12235, or at


FSIS Security Plan

FSIS Security Checklist


Food Assessment Booklet

Farm Security Poster

Farm Security Poster-Spanish

Food Store Employee Poster

Preventative Measures for NY Farmers Brochure

Preventative Measures for Food Store Operators Brochure

Preventative Measures for Food Processors Brochure

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