FSPCA Intentional Adulteration Conducting Vulnerability Assessments

FSPCA Intentional Adulteration Conducting Vulnerability Assessments

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Become your team’s food defense qualified individual by completing this one day vulnerability assessment training.

This course arms you with the knowledge to conduct a vulnerability assessment under the Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration regulation (IA Rule) of the FDA. The IA Rule is aimed at preventing intentional adulteration from acts intended to cause wide-scale harm to public health, including acts of terrorism targeting the food supply.

This course is a must-have for anyone responsible for developing, implementing and managing a food defense program for a facility or corporation. This may include the Food Defense Coordinator, QA directors & managers, QA/Production supervisors, operations managers, HACCP coordinators and food safety technicians.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the importance of food defense
  • Understand vulnerability assessment preliminary steps
  • Identify inherent characteristics
  • Summarize the importance of considering an inside attacker during a vulnerability assessment
  • Calculate potential public health impact
  • Evaluate degree of physical access to the product and the ability of an attacker to successfully contaminate the product
  • Analyze vulnerability assessment data
  • Apply the hybrid approach

Food Defense Qualified Individual Training

The IA Rule requires that certain activities be completed by a “food defense qualified individual,” who has successfully completed training in conducting a vulnerability assessment. Successful completion of this course is recognized by FDA as meeting the requirements for a “food defense qualified individual” responsible for conducting a vulnerability assessment.


Time Activity
9:00 a.m. Sign-in and introductions
Please have your photo ID ready.
9:15 a.m. Preface: overview and Agenda for Participant Course
9:30 a.m. Lesson 1: An Overview of Food Defense Measures & Exercise
10:15 a.m. Lesson 2: Vulnerability Assessment Preliminary Steps
11:00 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. Lesson 3: Considering Inherent Characteristics & Exercise
11:45 a.m. Lesson 4: Considering an Inside Attacker
12:15 p.m. Lesson 5: Element 1: Evaluating Potential Public Health Impact & Exercise
1:00 p.m. Course Concludes for the Day
Time Activity
9:00 a.m. Sign-in and introductions
9:15 a.m. Lesson 6: Element 2: Evaluating the Degree of Physical Access to the Product and Element 3: Evaluating the Ability of an Attacker to Successfully Contaminate the Product & Exercise<
11:15 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. Lesson 7: Analyzing Results to Identify Actionable Process Steps & Exercise
12:15 p.m. Lesson 8: Applying the Hybrid Approach
12:45 p.m. Summary, Certificates, Course Evaluations and Close
1:15 p.m. Course Concludes

Your Plant's Vulnerability Assessment

The IA rule does not specify a particular method you must use to conduct your vulnerability assessment. Two potential methods that can be used are the Key Activity Type (KAT) and/or the Three Fundamental Elements methods. If you use any modifications to the KAT method or plan to use the Three Fundamental Elements method, then this course will provide valuable insights.

Enrollment information:

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Important: FSPCA Course Requirements

  • Webcam & Microphone Requirement - Please note, the class will be interactive. You will be required to have a webcam, microphone and speakers to participate in this training and get credit for the class.
  • ID Requirement - For this course FSPCA requires we check ID’s for attendance verification. Please ensure you have a valid photo ID at the training. You will be asked to share it with AIB International in a private setting.
  • 100% Attendance Requirement - FSPCA requires 100% attendance. If this requirement is not met due to late arrival, absence in class sessions (including not being present on video), or early departure, a completion document will not be issued.
  • Course Evaluation Survey - The course certificate is issued by FSPCA. You will be required to complete the FSPCA course evaluation within 72 hours and certificates will be issues afterwards.

Date and location

For seminars accepting enrollments, click on the city and state below for hotel information and a location map. This seminar will be held in two half-day sessions, each morning from 9 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. (CT). See the agenda above for more details. 

FSPCA Intentional Adulteration Conducting Vulnerability Assessments (VIRTUAL Half-day sessions Feb 16, Feb 17)
Central Time Zone (CDT or CST), United States of America  
Feb 16 - 17, 2021
$399.00 USD
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