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    Food Defence and Crisis Management: Developing a Food Defence Plan


    Multinational organisations are driving the need for their suppliers throughout Europe to have robust food defence programmes, thereby minimising the risk of intentional contamination and tampering. If you work with, or want to work with, a multinational company you will probably be required to have a Food Defence Plan. This plan will build on your existing food safety, HACCP and crisis management plans, as well as incorporate audits of the security of premises, shipping/receiving and personnel, in order to help ensure safe and secure food supply.

    Food Defence and Crisis Management: Developing a Food Defence Plan offers specific training for Managers responsible for food security and defence, helping you to understand the issues and challenges that might arise at a food facility from intentional tampering or sabotage. This course will help you identify what you are defending and who potential aggressors are and what an aggressor may use against us by conducting vulnerability exercises. At the end of the course, you will have a better understanding of the potential threats to your business, what the goals of an aggressor are and have the knowledge to develop a Food Defence Plan suitable for your needs.

    If you have already received food defence training in the USA, this seminar will help give you a European perspective on an American initiative, helping to address issues specific to Europe.


    Click on the tab in the blue bar above or follow the link to the Food Defence and Crisis Management programme.

    Key highlights will include:

    • Food Security Threats in Europe, The Bioterrorism Act in the USA, Government Regulations and Guidance
    • Developing the Food Defence Team – People, Plans, Policies and Procedures
    • Vulnerability Assessments, Crisis Management
    • Major Incident Management
    • Handling Intentional Contamination Issues
    • Tampering and Complaint Investigations
    • Malicious Contamination by Your Staff
    • Valuable hands-on workshops teaching you how to assess a facility's vulnerability to outside threats

    From this course you will:

    • Assess, understand and plan appropriate responses to mitigate and reduce risks to your business
    • Identify threats and potential sources of threats to your business
    • Develop and manage your company’s food defence efforts
    • Provide proof that you have received food defence training – all delegates will receive a Certificate of Attendance

    Book today and contribute to a safer and more secure food supply!

    Who should attend?

    • All facilities that ship, manufacture, process, package, or store food products for the US market or multinational organisations
    • Food Defence Managers
    • Crisis Management Managers
    • Security Professionals
    • QA/QC Managers
    • Plant Managers
    • Maintenance Managers and Engineers
    • Safety Managers
    • Corporate Legal Counsel
    • Corporate Insurance Managers


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    This seminar will help you minimise the risk of possible tampering or contamination and look at the protection of your produce, processes, people, buildings and brands from intentional harm.



    Course Directors:

    • Deryck Tremble, Regional General Manager – Europe, Africa and Middle East, AIB International Inc
    • Professor Tony Hines MBE, FIFST. Director of Membership and Crisis Management Manager, Leatherhead Food Research 
    08.30  Registration and Refreshments 
    09.00  Introductions and Welcome

    Who you are, what you do, an incident you may be familiar with and what you learnt from it!   
    09.20 What is a Food Security Defence Programme and Why is it Important in Europe? 
    • Food Security Threats in Europe
    • The Bioterrorism Act in the USA
    • Government Regulation and Guidance
    • Relevance of Food Defence to Multi-national Food Manufacturers and Suppliers
    10.45  Refreshments 
    11.00  Developing the Food Defence Team: Plans Policies and Procedures   
    • Vulnerability Assessments
    • Threats to Your Operations
    • Horizon Scanning for Future Threats
    12.45  Lunch 
    13.30  Vulnerability Workshops
    15.00  Refreshments 
    15.15  Crisis Management   
    • Major Incident Management, Classifications and Assessment
    • Handling Intentional Contamination Issues and Recalls      
    16.15  Review and Discussion 
    16.30  Close

    Please Note: All Workshop Exercises are ENTIRELY FICTICIOUS 



    Picture of Deryck Tremble, Regional General Manager - Europe, Africa and Middle East, AIB International Inc Deryck Tremble, Regional General Manager - Europe, Africa and Middle East, AIB International Inc
    Deryck works with many Food and Food Packaging companies worldwide. He has worked for AIB International for 16 years: he began as an auditor and has now been Regional General Manager - Europe, Africa and the Middle East for the last 9 years. Previously he has worked for Allied Domecq, Kraft, Unilever and Associated British Foods in Production and Quality Management Roles. He has audited facilities and trained personnel all over the world. He speaks at many seminars worldwide and enjoys promoting the growing importance of Food Defence in today's industry. He has carried out Food Defence Audits around the globe and, most recently, has been in South Africa running a Food Defence course, the first of its kind in that part of the world. 
    Prof Tony Hines Professor Tony Hines, MBE, FIFST, Director of Membership and Crisis Management, Leatherhead Food Research
    Crisis Management Consultancy services and training courses have been run in the UK, Spain, Ireland and around the world as far afield as South America, Saudi Arabia, Australia, New Zealand the United States and many European countries.  Private clients include many of the Europe's top ten food and drinks manufacturers and retailers. Tony has studied the relationship between the media and the food industry over a number of years.

    His portfolio of training courses on Crisis Management includes Product Recall, Crisis Management, Food Defence, Food Fraud, Consumer Complaints and Media Management.

    He has over 20 years’ experience in delivering training programs in a lively and unforgettable format and has worked at LFI for over 40 years. Tony is a Fellow of the Institute of Food Science and Technology. He is a former guest member of a Global Food Safety Council and Facilitator / Chair of the UK Food Retailers Incident Management Forum.

    Tony has lectured and written widely on food supply chain issues, especially on food fraud and Crisis Management and has over twenty five years’ experience of serious, accidental and malicious food contamination issues. He has been involved in a number of high profile investigations and is an in-demand media commentator.

    Tony is the immediate past Chairman of the Anaphylaxis Campaign, a Charity representing patients with severe food allergies. He is now a Trustee of the Anaphylaxis Campaign.

    In August 2013 Tony had been appointed to lead the Food Standards Agency project leader on Data Mapping and Intelligence Gathering to prevent future fraud issues.

    Tony’s MBE is for services to the community in Surrey.

    He was appointed a visiting Professor in the School of Food and Chemistry at the University Reading July 2012

    Locations & Pricing

    • Member Price
      £435.00 Plus VAT

      Non-Member Price
      £570.00 Plus VAT

      Leatherhead Food Research, Leatherhead, Surrey, UK on 18/11/2014

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