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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. At the end of the course, you will have a better understanding of the potential threats to your business, and have the knowledge to develop a Food Defence Plan.

    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 – 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.



    2013 Programme – 2014 Programme to follow soon

    Course Directors:

    • Deryck Tremble, Regional General Manager – Europe, Africa and Middle East, AIB International Inc
    • Professor Tony Hines MBE, FIFST MICPEM. Head of Food Security 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 
    17.30  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 15 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. 
    Picture of Tony Hines, MBE, MICPEM. Head of Food Security and Crisis Management Manager, Leatherhead Food Research Professor Tony Hines, MBE, FIFST MICPEM. Head of Food Security and Crisis Management Manager, 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, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, the United States and many European countries.  Private clients include many of the Europe's top ten food and drinks manufacturers and major UK food retailers.

    In 2008, Tony was appointed as Chairman of the Anaphylaxis Campaign a national charity for people with severe allergies. He is a Member of the Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management. Recently, Tony has been a contractor to the Food Standards Agency on issues associated with the susceptibility and vulnerability of various food supply chains to intentional contamination. Appointed as Head of Food Security in January 2010, Tony will be investigating the role of Leatherhead in all strategic issues associated with the long term requirements of food security and the role that Leatherhead needs to play in this important area.  

    Locations & Pricing

    • Member Price
      £435.00 £391.50 Plus VAT

      Non-Member Price
      £570.00 £513.00 Plus VAT

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

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