2019 Dairy Crisis Drill
The PAMFES committee would like to encourage you to take advantage of an upcoming post-conference opportunity at the upcoming PAMFES meeting – a mini-crisis drill, brought to you by American Dairy Association North East, taking place Thursday, May 16, 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm in State College, Pa. The event will be held on the Penn State Campus at 107 Forest Resources Building University Park, PA .
This half-day session features an interactive crisis response exercise that tests decision-making and simulates impact across multiple levels of the dairy supply chain. Participants from across the supply chain will have the opportunity to test their organization’s crisis preparedness through a series of workshops and challenges around a fictional food safety crisis brought on by a chemical contaminant. Benefits of participating in the training include identifying opportunities to strengthen individual crisis plans, learning new skills to both prepare for and respond to a crisis, and building new relationships with other industry representatives.
Past participant Kerry Kaylegian says “ “The American Dairy Association Crisis Drill is an eye-opening experience! Last year I participated in their crisis drill with groups representing the farm, coop, processing plant, and grocery store using a scenario with a foodborne illness of unknown source and real-time social media. Problem solving and recall strategy needs happens at a much faster pace than I expected to ensure more people don’t get sick. I think everyone involved in the dairy industry should attend one of these drills – it gives you a new perspective on preparedness and public safety!”
At this event you will:
Join with other dairy industry leaders in analyzing food safety/contamination incidents, and how the industry can improve its crisis response around food safety if properly aligned.
Roll up your sleeves and practice your own crisis preparedness
Receive hands-on practice with crisis response
Leave with action steps to advance your organization’s level of crisis preparedness
Who should attend?
Supply chain representatives
Retail / restaurant / food service
Both federal and state level (i.e. departments of agriculture, DHS, FDA)
Including veterinarians and trade/marketing associations
NGOs / other third-party organizations and advocates