While a Food Safety Management System (typically based on the HACCP principles) protects a food business from accidental contamination and allows a food business to identify what could go wrong, the HACCP system is not designed to protect from deliberate attacks within a food business.
Food defence helps a food business to improve the resilience of its supply chains to fraud and other deliberate attacks.
Food Safety Consultants Ltd can offer a full Food Defence assessment of your site.
This assessment will cover all areas of your site including
Supply chain vulnerability assessment
Outside site security
Inside site security
Site food processing security
Site and external storage security
Goods in security
Utility (including water) security
Based on the above assessment a bespoke Food Defence plan will be developed for your business.
Food Safety Consultants Ltd offer training courses in Food Defence. The Objectives and Contents of this training are detailed below.
Be familiar with the various forms of threat to a Food Business Operation.
Understand the TACCP/VACCP process and how a TACCP/VACCP study is undertaken Understand how to assess and risk assess the threat.
Be able to identify control measures for security, premises, personnel, materials and processes.
Be able to establish contingency plans for recovery from attack.
Be able to audit and review food defence procedures.