Food Defence Workshop

Food defence is defined as the intentional contamination of food and is also referred to as biovigilance or bioterrorism.
Food could be sabotaged by employees taking industrial action, or by individuals disgruntled with superiors. It could also be
caused by extremists, subversives or criminals.

In this course you will learn:

  • What the FSSC 22000 and BRC Global Food Safety
    Standards require
  • about examples of food defence incidents in our own country
    and overseas
  • how to compile a Food Defence Vulnerability Assessment
  • how to compile a Food Defence Strategy for your facility
  • how to implement the Food Defence Strategy


You need a good understanding of GMP (Good Manufacturing
Practices) and HACCP prior to attending this course

Who should attend?:

The Food Safety Team, Production Managers /
Supervisors, Quality Supervisors and Laboratory staff


  • What is food defence?
  • Definitions
  • Types of threats
  • Different contamination methods
  • Internal regulations
  • Food Defence in South Africa
  • Developing a functional Food Defence Plan
  • The value of a Food Defence Plan
  • What are the GFSI requirements
  • FSSC 22000 and Food Defence
  • BRC and Food Defence
  • Threat Assessment Critical Control Points
  • Threat Assessment Tools
  • Food Defence Mitigation Strategies
  • Food Defence Mitigation Strategies Data Base
  • Case Studies
  • Documenting your Food Defence Program
  • Populating a template to get you started
  • Tools to help you at work


1 day

Certification type


Course dates

2021-07-21 Book Now

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