Food Defence and Incident Management: Developing a Food Defence Plan

Training Courses

A seminar to 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.

Great Burgh, Epsom
United Kingdom

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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 Incident 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 you 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 by taking you to the mindset of the 'Bad Guy'.

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.

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
  • Being the 'Bad Guy'
  • Vulnerability Analysis (VACCP), Threat Analysis (TACCP) and Hazard Analysis (HACCP)
  • 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
  • Incident management managers
  • Security professionals
  • QA/QC managers
  • Plant managers
  • Maintenance managers and engineers
  • Safety managers


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