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The Key to Food Defense That You May Be Overlooking
The Key to Food Defense That You May Be Overlooking
All food manufacturers know that having a strong Food Defense Program is vital to producing safe food. But with so much focus on aspects of the plan like mitigation strategies and corrective actions, there is one key to a robust food defense plan you may be overlooking. By conducting a vulnerability assessment, manufacturers can better identify potential or actual weaknesses within the manufacturing process, improving the rest of the food defense plan.
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Protect Your Facility from Intentional Harm and Comply with New FDA Regulations
Protect Your Facility from Intentional Harm and Comply with New FDA Regulations
Food production safety used to be limited to external threats, many of which could be controlled by simply erecting a fence or adding a key card system. Securing the safety of food production was a matter of securing your facility. Unfortunately, today’s biggest threats to food safety can come from both external and internal threats attacking the safety of the food supply – some of which may be intentional.
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3 Lessons From China’s Ban on Canadian Pork
3 Lessons From China’s Ban on Canadian Pork
Cases such as this Canadian pork ban that involve a banned substance and counterfeit certificates may be the result of either Food Safety, Food Fraud or Food Defense issues. Three possible scenarios are explained in this blog post.
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Tip of the Week: Intentional Adulteration Rule: FDA Clarifies Training Requirements
Tip of the Week: Intentional Adulteration Rule: FDA Clarifies Training Requirements
The draft document is the latest communication in the ongoing IA rule discussion leading up to the July 2019 deadline for those other than small and very small businesses defined by the FDA. A total of 65 new pages were added and reviewed by AIB International’s Food Defense Consultant, Earl Arnold.
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Food Defense Plan Insight for Success
Food Defense Plan Insight for Success
For anyone struggling with mitigation action and rationale the first thing you can start doing is to make a plan! Read AIB International’s Food Defense Expert Earl Arnold’s guidance for actionable steps to take.
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Strawberries? An unlikely target for intentional adulteration.
Strawberries? An unlikely target for intentional adulteration.
Australia's strawberry industry is facing an outbreak of intentional adulteration. One consumer found a needle in a strawberry and since then there have been more than 100 reported cases of consumers finding needles in strawberries. Authorities believe many of the cases are copycats. This scare has caused strawberry manufacturers to dump truckloads of inventory for fear of contamination and multiple countries have halted imports of Australian strawberries.
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Tip of the Week: What intentional adulteration risks are lurking at your site?
Tip of the Week: What intentional adulteration risks are lurking at your site?
Want to take your intentional adulteration action plan to the next level? 
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Required Documents Interview with AIB Food Defense Expert, Earl Arnold
Required Documents Interview with AIB Food Defense Expert, Earl Arnold
Watch our video blog with AIB Food Defense expert, Earl Arnold as we discuss the required documents the FDA will request during an audit. This useful information will help you be prepared for your next FDA visit.
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10 Key People to Add to Your Food Defense Team
10 Key People to Add to Your Food Defense Team
One of the most important decisions related to your food defense program is who you'll include on your Food Defense Team. Personnel representing different departments should be included because the team will work together to review policies and complete a vulnerability assessment to prevent intentional adulteration and protect employees, assets, and brand.
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