Course Description

Become your team’s food defense qualified individual by completing this one day vulnerability assessment training.

This official FSPCA course arms you with the knowledge to conduct a vulnerability assessment under the Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration regulation (IA Rule) of the FDA. The IA Rule is aimed at preventing intentional adulteration from acts intended to cause wide-scale harm to public health, including acts of terrorism targeting the food supply.

Food Defense Qualified Individual Training

The IA Rule requires that certain activities be completed by a “food defense qualified individual,” who has successfully completed training in conducting a vulnerability assessment. Successful completion of this course is recognized by FDA as meeting the requirements for a “food defense qualified individual” responsible for conducting a vulnerability assessment.

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This course is designed for

This course is a must-have for anyone responsible for developing, implementing and managing a food defense program for a facility or corporation. This may include the Food Defense Coordinator, QA directors & managers, QA/Production supervisors, operations managers, HACCP coordinators and food safety technicians.

Course Language

  • French
  • Learning Objectives

    • Recognize the importance of food defense
    • Understand vulnerability assessment preliminary steps
    • Identify inherent characteristics
    • Summarize the importance of considering an inside attacker during a vulnerability assessment
    • Calculate potential public health impact
    • Evaluate degree of physical access to the product and the ability of an attacker to successfully contaminate the product
    • Analyze vulnerability assessment data
    • Apply the hybrid approach

    Your Plant's Vulnerability Assessment

    The IA rule does not specify a particular method you must use to conduct your vulnerability assessment. Two potential methods that can be used are the Key Activity Type (KAT) and/or the Three Fundamental Elements methods. If you use any modifications to the KAT method or plan to use the Three Fundamental Elements method, then this course will provide valuable insights.

Payment Terms:

Payment of £650 is due in full at the time of registration.

Rescheduling Policy:

You may reschedule prior to 15 days before your class date at no charge.
If you would like to reschedule 14 days or less prior to your class date, there will be a £100 rescheduling fee

Cancellations and Refunds:

Cancellations made 30 days or more before the scheduled class date will receive a full refund.
Cancellations made between 15 and 29 days before the scheduled class date will receive an 85% refund.

Cancellations within 15 days of the scheduled class date will not receive a refund.
Any cancellations that affect the group discount rates will be refunded according to both the discount and cancellation policies

UK ITA Group Ltd. reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any course with at least one week’s notice to the customer. Should the course be canceled or rescheduled, customers have the option to reschedule or receive a full refund.