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Day 1

Time Activity
7:45 a.m. Registrations
8:00 a.m. Welcome, Introductions, and Logistics
8:15 a.m. Module 1: Food Defense Basics
General overview of food defense, intentional adulteration, building a food defense team, the role of the food defense coordinator, and common terms. 
9:15 a.m. Break
9:30 a.m. Module 2, Part 1. FSMA and Food Defense
  • Key provisions of FSMA pertaining to food defense
  • Food defense plan requirements
10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Module 2 Part 2: FSMA and Food Defense
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Module 3, Part 1. Food Defense Plan Preliminary Steps
  • Building a food defense team
  • Gathering facility descriptions, process steps, and product profiles 
2:00 p.m. Break
2:15 p.m. Module 3, Part 2. Food Defense Plan Preliminary Steps
3:15 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. Module 4, Part 1. Vulnerability Assessments
  • Required elements of a vulnerability assessment
  • Assessing vulnerabilities in the learner’s own facility
  • Identifying actionable process steps
4:45 p.m. Wrap Up and Adjourn

Day 2

Time Activity
8:00 a.m. Vulnerability Assessment Workshop (cont.)
Assessment of vulnerabilities specific to process steps in the learner's own facility.
9:15 a.m. Break
9:30 a.m. Mitigation Strategies
Identification of mitigation strategies specific to the actionable process steps identified earlier
11:00 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. Management Components for Mitigation Strategies
Monitoring mitigation strategies, implementing corrective action procedures, verifying food defense activities
12:30 p.m. Lunch (On your own)
1:30 p.m. Training and Record Keeping
  • Elements of an emergency response plan.
  • Food defense and recall planning.
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. Review
3:15 p.m. Post-Test and Wrap Up
4:45 p.m. Adjourn

Successful completion of this course earns the participant a certificate of completion and Continuing Education Units.

Learning objectives

  • Define food defense and differentiate between food defense and food safety.
  • Describe the requirements of C-TPAT, FDA security guidelines, and FSMA.
  • Outline the elements of a food defense team, plan and policies and apply those elements by writing examples of food defense policies.
  • Complete a vulnerability assessment and choose appropriate physical and/or procedural countermeasures to mitigate the risk identified.
  • Devise a crisis management program and create crisis scenarios that can be tested at your facilities.
  • Define specific measures necessary for various types of emergency evacuations.
  • Compare various physical security counter measures available and choose appropriate measures to mitigate risks identified at your facilities.
  • Assess your current employee training program and prepare training sessions for employees on the topic of food defense.
  • Characterize various types of workplace violence and employ various techniques to deal with violence in the workplace.
  • Differentiate between a traceability and recall program and modify traditional recall programs to deal with intentional contamination events.

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