Intentional Adulteration Classes

Intentional Adulteration Classes

Conducting Vulnerability Assessments Course (FSPCA Curriculum)

This “live” 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.  Training topics include: Conducting vulnerability assessments using the 3 element method ( severity and scale of public impact, degree of physical access and ability to contaminate the product) as well as the hybrid approach.

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

Course Description

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 and mitigating intentional adulteration risks.

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. Rather than targeting specific foods or hazards, this rule requires mitigation (risk-reducing) strategies for processes in certain registered food facilities. This course is taught by Lead Instructors trained by the FSPCA, who have been instructed in how to teach the FDA-recognized standardized curriculum.

Who Will Benefit From Taking This Course

Employees with responsibilities in Security, Food Defense, Quality Assurance, Food Safety, HACCP, Preventive Controls, Regulatory Affairs, Food Production, Maintenance, Safety, Human Resources and any other associates interested in protecting the food supply against acts of intentional adulteration.

What Skills Can Students Expect To Learn?

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

Schedule Your Class Today

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!

Take a look at our current available course dates below and register today to take advantage of this “live” training course delivered by a qualified FSPCA lead instructor. Register now, or contact us today to request private training at your facility.

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