Food Cargo Theft: Prevention and response

(Webinar length:  1hr 18min)


Food is the number one cargo stolen throughout the world and it is on the rise. The United States is rated as “High Risk” on a global food cargo theft risk scale. As food prices go up, food is easily disposed of on the open market where it is later sold at regular retail prices. Both the FDA and the FBI propose a number of strategies designed to prevent food cargo theft, but the complexity of the problem and the sophistication of the thieves are increasing.
Stolen food cannot be resold and recall procedures that are initiated generally impact large segments of the food industry on a scale similar to food safety recalls. In this training, you will review the current state of food cargo theft and how you can prepare your company and your personnel to prevent and, if needed, respond to food cargo theft.

Why you should attend:

There are ways for your company to reduce the risk of food cargo theft. By understanding the issues involved, you can reinforce food security and safety management through food transportation processes by understanding how, when, where and why food cargo theft occurs. Learn to take a proactive approach in order to protect your reputation, customers, products, trucking and drivers. You should know which states, food products, days of the week and locations are more vulnerable. You should also know what the FBI is doing, what technology is available to prevent theft and how to handle theft-related recalls through reverse logistics planning.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn how to plan a food cargo theft preventive system
  • What, where, how and when food cargos are stolen
  • Review the FDA’s preventive approach and its relation to the FSMA
  • Understand the difference between preventing food cargo theft and responding to it
  • Learn what the FBI is doing about it
  • What areas in the world are at risk
  • Why food is the top food cargo theft target
  • Which foreign countries are most dangerous
  • Technologies designed to retrieve stolen food cargos

Areas covered in this webinar:

  • Why companies do not report stolen food cargos
  • What strategies thieves use to steal food cargos
  • A preventive program for your company
  • Report and respond to a food cargo heist
  • What is the extent of food cargo theft and what is being done today
  • Get in touch with the primary technology companies and review your resources
  • Report stolen food cargos properly
  • Benefits that will accrue from a preventive approach
  • Global monitoring and controls
  • Training and security programs can help prevent food cargo thefts

Who will benefit from this webinar:

  • Food distribution and warehouse personnel
  • U.S. food processors, distributors, retailers and restaurant chains hiring carriers to move food
  • Managers in any food logistics operations
  • Food cargo insurance companies
  • International food carriers
  • Import and export logistics personnel
  • Personnel responsible for selecting and installing food transportation tracking technology
  • Risk specialists
  • Drivers
  • Food Security training personnel
  • FSMA Food Safety and Security Planners


Dr. John Ryan is the president of and holds a Ph.D. in research and statistical methods. He has recently retired from his position as the administrator for the Hawaii State Department of Agriculture’s Quality Assurance Division where he headed up Hawaii’s commodity inspection, food safety certification and measurement standards service groups. His latest book published is “Guide to Food Safety During Transportation: Controls, Standards and Practices” is now offered by Elsevier Press. Dr. Ryan’s Company tests new cold chain technologies and certifies food and drug transporters to TransCert standards. For more than 25 years, he has implemented quality control systems for international corporations in the United States and around the world.

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