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Today's Live Training: Assessing Threats & Vulnerabilities for Food Defence to meet the requirements of GFSI Standards

Posted by Simon, in Webinars & Training 22 February 2016 · 2,330 views

Today's Live Training: Assessing Threats & Vulnerabilities for Food Defence to meet the requirements of GFSI Standards

Food defense, including the prevention against malicious contamination and economically motivated fraud is becoming increasingly important within the food industry, leading to the need for a systematic approach to the identification and management of threats and vulnerabilities; and meet the requirements for food defense systems and vulnerability assessment written into GFSI standards such as IFS, FSSC 22000 and BRC Food Safety Version 7.


This 4 hour webinar will take you through the methodology, with worked examples and group discussions to identify significant threats & vulnerabilities and explain how to assess threats and vulnerabilities throughout the food chain, from raw materials, to those on-site and within the distribution chain. On successful completion of the webinar, those involved with design, development and implementation of TACCP (Threat Analysis Critical Control Point) systems should have the knowledge, understanding and tools to successfully implement a system in their own food operations.


The course is ideal for supervisors and managers who are likely to be members of a TACCP team, including those responsible for: Site security, human resources, technical/quality function, production and processing, process engineers, purchasing and supply chain, distribution/logistics, communication and IT.


Instructor: Ruth Bell, PhD FIFST, AF Associates
Facilitator: Simon Timperley, IFSQN


Cost per attendee: $97.00 USD
Team Discount: Discounts available for groups of 5 or more (contact us)


Taking Place: Friday, 26 February 2016, 2.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. UK Time (9 a.m. Start, Eastern US Time).


If you cannot join us live you can access the recording and watch at your leisure.


All attendees receive:

  • Copy of the training material
  • Templates to build your own TACCP system
  • Personalized IFSQN Training Academy Certificate awarded on successful completion of the course and end test
  • 7 day access to the webinar recording
The course is delivered in five sections:


1. Introduction to food defence
2. The TACCP process and how to conduct a TACCP study
3. Implementation of the system
4. Maintenance of the system
5. Contingency planning and recovery from attack


List of topics covered:

  • Background to food defence - The need for a threat & vulnerability assessment
  • Definitions
  • Types of threats
  • Food Fraud (unapproved enhancements, counterfeiting, dilution, substitution, concealment, mislabelling, grey market production)
  • Ideologically motivated contamination (malicious contamination for harm)
  • Understanding the attacker
  • Types of attacker
  • Agents and detection
  • Identifying threat management techniques
  • Assessment process
  • TACCP Team
  • TACCP terms of reference
  • Process flow diagram
  • Process description
  • Identification of threats and vulnerabilities
  • Risk assessment techniques
  • Preventative measures (mitigation strategies) for security, premises, personnel, materials and processes
  • Implementing the system
  • Maintaining the system
  • Verification
  • Recovery from attack and crisis management
  • Horizon scanning

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