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Poll: Do you have a Functional Food Defense Plan? (111 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you have a Functional Food Defense Plan?

  1. Yes (63 votes [56.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 56.76%

  2. No (48 votes [43.24%])

    Percentage of vote: 43.24%

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#26 The Director

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 12:26 PM

Really interesting discussion and an excellent checklist.

However,  I was told an interesting quote regarding food defence, though it was specifically in relation to TACCP.  It related to comparisons between HACCP and TACCP.

 

For HACCP you need a highly developed, flexible technical mind.  For TACCP you need to think like a highly developed, flexible criminal mind!

 

Checklists are great, but they need to be forensically questioned not taken as minimum standards.



#27 mgourley

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 10:29 PM

What I posted was not a "checklist" per se. It was a short list (not all inclusive) of mitigation strategies that we currently use or I have used in the past. 

Again, your specific mitigation strategies will be based upon your risk assessment. And in the USA, somewhat dictated by FDA as part of FSMA implementation.

 

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 03:07 PM

After 911 there was a push to have food  defense plans. We have them but the requirements have not been updated for years. We are waiting for the final ruling for FSMA and adapt from there. Our previous focus was on TEAM exercises. The move now is vulnerability assessments. Looking forward for more emphasis on this program. The largest issue will be the internal intentional adulteration (aka Kelloggs video). Employees are trusted and can easily do harm to a company.

 

Sarah



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Posted 19 February 2018 - 02:04 PM

After 911 there was a push to have food  defense plans. We have them but the requirements have not been updated for years. We are waiting for the final ruling for FSMA and adapt from there. Our previous focus was on TEAM exercises. The move now is vulnerability assessments. Looking forward for more emphasis on this program. The largest issue will be the internal intentional adulteration (aka Kelloggs video). Employees are trusted and can easily do harm to a company.

 

Sarah

 

Hi Sarah,

 

Unfortunately, afaik, statistically, most VAs are unrelated to Food Safety.

 

Red Herrings ?


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Charles.C


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 02:07 AM

Hello charles,

 

Sad to say, I agree. Authorities must take a second look on VA especially on EMA. They only consider on the economic gain of the culprits, but not the effect of food safety during example of dilution. There is an example of olive oil was diluted with mineral oil that sickened consumer. 

 

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 02:11 AM

Hello all,

 

May I ask when can we say our Food Defense Plas is "functional'?

 

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Posted 29 May 2018 - 03:54 PM

Redfox---when you have tested your plan and feel it works as written

 

What drives me absolutely nuts about this entire requirement is that companies have been covering this in other ways since the dawn of the industrial age. We all know the incident of sever recalls has not moved much since the 1960's and previous to that the rate of manufacture was very low.

 

Yes 1 employee at a Kellogg plant filmed himself peeing all over the food and equipment, yes that is absolutely vial and should not have happened; however, while it is a food safety risk, it's also a HR issue. They've ask the food safety people to take care of employee issue----this is not our mandate NOR SHOULD IT BE

 

Disgruntled employees should be properly managed by the supervisors and watched like a hawk when it comes to light they are motivated by anything other than a pay cheque. If an employee gives you pause about what they may do to your product, whether it's food or car brakes or children's toys, they need a looooong vacation.

 

Facilities that have already been running a robust hacpp plan, will have already covered this off at least once. And i don't know about anywhere else in the world, but where I live, the province has laws about my personnel safety at work, so they are to ensure no harm comes to employees (which means no strangers wandering around) 



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Posted 30 May 2018 - 12:34 AM

Hello Scampi,

 

Thank you for the clarifications and enlightenment. Even in my previous jobs, though it was not making food products, security is very robust that even the owner of the company himself, his car trunk must be opened before he could go out from the facility. Don't know if there was a written policy. We are just about to start our ISO-900?, and most probably there was no written policy on security. It must be on the minutes of the management meeting.

 

Unwritten policy is very common before as well as using tribal knowledge in "documenting" policy and procedure.

 

Our HR now is not so involved in our food safety issues. But in Food Defense issue we are encouraging her, or must be forced to attend the meeting when FD is in the agenda of our monthly meetings.

 

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redfox



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Posted 30 May 2018 - 08:06 PM

Absolutly Redfox, HR in any company has to understand the ins and outs of the program.  Where my SO worked, even pockets had to be emptied

 

I think the confusion for alot of folks is that is doesn't seem to fit in with food safety....



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Posted 26 July 2018 - 03:45 PM

@mgourley Is perimeter fencing an FDA requirement?






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