Food Defense is the protection of food supplies from INTENTIONAL contamination of food. Angry employees may drop things into food at a food production facility in order to damage equipment. Violent Extremists may add poison to food in order to attack a specific population. Criminals may dilute or substitute ingredients for financial gain. The Federal Bureau of Investigation works with regulatory agencies to identify risks and prevent these acts from occurring, or to investigate threats to the food supply.
Christopher Young came to the FBI in Chicago as an Intelligence Analyst in January 2018 after retiring from the 5th Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team, IL Army National Guard. He has worked with weapons of mass destruction and hazardous materials since 1999, during which time he provided subject matter expertise related to chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear materials before, during, and after potential WMD terrorist events and worked with a vast array of federal, state, and local agencies.