We’ll identify potential gaps in your current food defense plan focusing on current best practices and potential requirements linked to your facility, programs, and operational procedures. At the conclusion of the Vulnerability Assessment, you’ll get a full report that outlines the top 10 identified vulnerabilities at your facility, along with a list of specific, actionable recommendations for improvement.
Method of Assessment
The Triangular/Concentric method is used to conduct the physical portion of AIB Vulnerability Assessments. The inspector walks through the facility, beginning at the facility exterior (including the employee and visitor parking areas), then circles the facility and strategically works toward the inside areas of the building. Additionally, a review is conducted of key facility policies, procedures, and programs for established best practices and requirements.
The inspector uses this method of assessment to form an opinion and judgment about the facility's weaknesses and possible threats that could exist. The goal of the assessment is to develop countermeasures to reduce accessibility, thereby reducing the associated risks.
Questions We Will Help You Answer
When putting together a food defense plan, we start with a full list of questions to determine weaknesses and potential for improvement. Some of these questions include:
- Do you have sensitive areas in your facility that you want to minimize access to?
- Do you have a robust key control or access control program?
- Are your packaging and labels secured when not in use?
- Are all chemicals and hazardous materials secured and accounted for?
- Does your recall program include procedures and practices to handle acts of intentional adulteration?
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