Intentional Adulteration – Conducting Vulnerability Assessments | Online | Oct 17, 2024

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$ 399.00



Intentional Adulteration | Food DefenseCOURSE DESCRIPTION

Get your FSPCA IAVA training certificate through this 100% online course with a live instructor!  Become a qualified individual for Conducting Vulnerability Assessments!

This FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) final 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.  This “Virtual, Instructor-Led” food defense course is taught by a qualified FSPCA lead instructor that has gone through a qualification process which includes a review of professional food defense experience, an entrance exam and a presentation skills assessment.

Individuals who complete this course will get a certificate from FSPCA which will be recognized by FDA for meeting the requirements of having a qualified individual responsible for conducting vulnerability assessments against acts of intentional adulteration.


Attendees for this course will learn the following:
  • 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

Two reasons to register for your seat today:

  1. This very informative 1-Day course will provide you with a food defense certificate from FSPCA indicating that you have learned the skills necessary to be a “Qualified Individual” for conducting vulnerability assessments in compliance with the Intentional Adulteration Rule.
  2. The Hybrid Method – As soon as you learn this method, you will quickly realize that this is a great approach that reduces time of completion for vulnerability assessments while still allowing you to focus on those steps that have the greatest risk for intentional adulteration. Great Method!

Recommended Pre-requisite Course

Attendees are strongly encouraged to take the FSPCA online Key Activity Types course before attending this course.  The KAT course can be found here  KAT Online Course.

Participant manuals can be ordered through FSPCA here.  Printed manuals are not provided for online courses.


Our online training platform is Zoom.  Attendees must be comfortable with virtual-style learning and have the following:

  • picture ID
  • webcam
  • high-speed, uninterrupted internet access
  • microphone (computer microphone is usually acceptable)
  • unique email
  • quiet room for training

Attendees will be required to verify ID before the course.  This can be achieved by a private Zoom room chat at the beginning of the course.

Participation in course exercises is also required.  Attendees will be called upon by the instructor to share exercise answers and to participate in other class discussions.  This is a hybrid class.  We will have in-person as well as virtual participants.

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Intentional Adulteration Class - Online
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This ticket reserves one registration for our online IAVA class. Class location: Virtual, Live, Instructor-led training using Zoom. Your instructor will contact you a few days before the course with specific class details, including Zoom log-in info.

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