ADT to expand food defense strategy

Company to help food suppliers meet new federal food safety mandates


ADT announced Tuesday that it is expanding its efforts in the food defense sector to help food manufacturers and suppliers meet new regulations outlined in the Food Safety Modernization Act.

The act, which was signed into law earlier this year by President Obama, requires food suppliers to identify potential problems that could affect the safety of their products and outline steps they can take to prevent these issues from occurring. To help food suppliers keep up with these federal mandates, ADT says that it will provide these businesses with its security expertise to help them develop food defense strategies.

"We have been involved in working with food manufacturers and suppliers on security for a number of years and have been a leader in the development of many of the food defense strategies and solutions used today," said Hank Monaco, vice president of commercial marketing for ADT in a statement. "Now that the mandates have been signed into law we believe we can use our expertise and knowledge to help others in the food industry achieve the same high levels of security and safety."

ADT is already active in continuing education within the food processing and manufacturing industry, hosting a two-day food defense event last April. The company has also teamed up with remote video auditing and software fire Arrowsight, at the Food Defense Demo Lab in Huntsville, Ala., to show food processors new technologies and solutions in a real world setting.