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Poll: Do you have a Functional Food Defense Plan? (94 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you have a Functional Food Defense Plan?

  1. Yes (52 votes [55.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 55.32%

  2. No (42 votes [44.68%])

    Percentage of vote: 44.68%

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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.

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#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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#28 sdavies2008


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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.



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