Food & Water Risk Assessments 
Indonesian and US Marines cooking meats, vegetables, and plant shoots 

Food & Water Risk Assessments (FWRA) are conducted when there are no or insufficient DoD approved food sources available to support short-term events and exercises outside the continual United States (OCONUS). Food, bottled water, and ice suppliers and providers are inspected using a risk based assessment for actual or potential health threats; intentional and unintentional adulteration of the product with chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear (CBRN) or physical agents; evaluating potential exposure pathways; and determining courses of action and countermeasures to control or reduce the health threats to DoD personnel. The senior commander makes the final decision to use or not use a FWRA source.


Questions regarding Food & Water Risk Assessments may be directed to U.S. Army Public Health Command (USAPHC), Army Institute of Public Health (AIPH), Food Protection Program, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.


DoD Food and Water Risk Assessments (FWRA)

Information on DoD Food & Water Risk Assessments (FWRA) worldwide.