Food defence & incident management | Leatherhead Food Research

Food defence and incident management: developing a food defence plan

Date: 17 November, 2016

Location: Great Burgh, Epsom, UK

Member price: £450 +VAT 

Non member price: £585 +VAT 




Learn how to minimise the risk of possible tampering or contamination, as well as how to protect your produce, processes, people, buildings and brands from intentional harm.

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Topics covered include:

  • What is a food security defence programme & why is it important in Europe?
  • Food security threats in Europe, & more!
  • Developing the food defence team – plans, policies and procedures
  • Incident management

From this course you will be able to:

  • Assess, understand and plan appropriate responses to mitigate and reduce risks to your business
  • Understand the difference between HACCP, VACCP and TACCP and where each is appropriate
  • 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

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


Great Burgh is located on the outskirts of Epsom, Surrey, easily accessible via road or train.

Hotels: follow the link for further information on a variety of local hotels to suit all budgets.