Food Defense Management Certification | Online | Nov 10-11, 2021

Date & Time

Nov. 10, 2021 - Nov. 11, 2021 / 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM


$ 845.00




Food Defense + Crisis Management

Does your company have a plan to prevent “intentional adulteration” of your products from an inside attacker?  FDA is requiring companies to assess this risk.  What about a crisis management plan that addresses a crisis situation like an active shooter or a bomb threat?  These are some of the topics covered in this combination FSPCA food defense course and the Global Food Defense Institute’s (Rod Wheeler) “StreetSmart” approach to crisis management.


Day one is filled with eye-popping, real-life crisis events that will keep attendees on the edge of their seats. Rod Wheeler will share his insights into recent crisis situations and challenge attendees to think about their own vulnerabilities and how to be ready when faced with emergency scenarios.


On day two, attendees will learn how to conduct intentional adulteration vulnerability assessments using the new FDA/FSPCA approach by considering the risks in your facility from an “inside attacker”. Attendees will also learn the popular “hybrid method” that blends together the utilization of Key Activity Types (KAT’s) and the 3 key elements for conducting vulnerability assessments.


Attendees will learn how to conduct vulnerability assessments for intentional adulteration risks at their individual facilities by using the three element and hybrid approaches developed by FDA as well as how to manage real-life, crisis situations. The course agenda is as follows:
GFDI’s Food Defense, Crisis Management, Emergency Preparedness Topics include:
  • Suspicious Note Workshop
  • Food defense overview – the past, present and future of food defense
  • Streetsmart food defense
  • Bomb threats and suspicious mail
  • Emergency evacuations
  • Crisis/Incident Management
  • Workplace violence
  • Active shooter readiness
Intentional Adulteration – Conducting Vulnerability Assessments (FSPCA Curriculum and Certificate).
  • Overview of Food Defense measures
  • Vulnerability assessment preliminary steps
  • How to consider inherent characteristics in your operation
  • Consideration of an inside attacker
  • Element 1: Evaluating the potential health impact of potential adulteration
  • Element 2: Evaluating the degree of physical access to the product
  • Element 3: Evaluating the ability of an inside attacker to successfully contaminate product
  • Identifying actionable process steps
  • Using the hybrid method


Lance Roberie of Food Safety and Quality Services

Rod Wheeler of the Global Food Defense Institute.

Attendees will get two certificates for attending this 2-day course:

  1. FSPCA Certificate of Completion for Conducting Vulnerability Assessments
  2. GFDI Certificate for Global Food Defense and Crisis Management


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