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.

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DoD Food and Water Risk Assessments (FWRA)

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