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FMI-The Food Industry Association said yesterday that it will host an online webinar designed to find a new approach to dealing with active assailants in retail stores.

"As the recent events in Buffalo showed once again, tragic acts of violence continue to threaten the lives of our employees, consumers, and communities," FMI said.  "It’s a pervasive problem in our society that requires a renewed and urgent approach to preparation, response, and recovery.

"Join this vital and timely conversation to gain a better understanding of the changing nature of active assailant threats, the motivations behind them, and steps you should take now to protect your customers and employees.

"We’ll also discuss how we can collaborate more effectively as an industry to share best practices on identifying, preventing, and minimizing violent conflict, and learn about training and mitigation resources available to retailers through FMI’s partnership with The Power of Preparedness (TPOP)."

The online session is scheduled for Wednesday, May 25, at 2 pm EDT, and will be free to FMI members and non-members.  Details about participating can be found here.