Food Defense Coordinator Seminar

Food Defense Coordinator Seminar

$915  $899

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Food defense training to design a program that mitigates intentional adulteration.

Food defense isn't a new concept, but it is a new requirement that all food facilities must meet due to FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations. Challenge how you would handle intentional adulteration in your food plant with the help of our case-study-based food defense seminar.

Our completely renovated course content relates directly back to your customer requirements, the FSMA final ruling, and Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certification standards. Learn how to design a comprehensive food defense plan that meets FDA's newly-imposed regulations with our easy-to-navigate course content and participant guide.

  • Develop a vulnerability assessment
  • Choose potential mitigation strategies that address identified actionable process steps
  • Establish a multi-disiplinary food defense team to build your food defense plan
  • Establish food defense monitoring, corrective actions, and verification activities for identified mitigation strategies
  • Develop employee food defense training sessions that focus on FDA and GFSI expectations
  • Establish records that focus on FDA and GFSI requirements

This course is a must have for anyone assigned the responsibility to develop, implement, and manage a food defense program for a facility or corporation. The course is targeted to anyone in a facility required to manage food defense, develop the program, or supervise mitigation.

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive 1.3 continuing education units.

Agenda (Full-Day Sessions)

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
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 
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

Central Time (GMT-6)

Agenda (Half-Day Sessions)

Time Activity
8:00 a.m. Introductions; Complete Sign In
8:15 a.m. Food Defense Basics
9:30 a.m. Break
9:40 a.m. Food Defense FSMA
11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Break
11:10 a.m. Food Defense FSMA (Continued)
11:30 a.m. Jeopardy Game (Team Activity)
12:00 p.m. Complete Day 1
Time Activity
8:00 a.m. Review and Q&A
8:15 a.m. Food Defense Preliminary Steps
9:30 a.m. Break
9:40 a.m. Food Defense Preliminary Steps (Continued)
  • Activity (Facility overview, Individual Activity)
  • Activity (Select and describe 3 processing steps, Individual Activity)
10:10 a.m. Vulnerability Assessments
11:00 a.m. Break
11:10 a.m. Break
12:00 p.m. Complete Day Two
Time Activity
8:00 a.m. Revew and Q&A
8:15 a.m. Vulnerability Assessments (Continue)
Case Study Exercise (Breakout Group and Review)
9:00 a.m. Break
9:10 a.m. Mitigation Strategies
Case Study Exercise (Breakout Group Activity and Review Continued)
10:40 a.m. Break
10:50 a.m. Management Components
Case Study Exercise (Breakout Group Activity and Review Continued)
12:00 p.m. Complete Day Three
Time Activity
8:00 a.m. Review and Q&A
8:15 a.m. Training & Record Keeping
Document review exercise and review (Individual and overall group)
9:15 a.m. Break
9:25 a.m. Review & Exam Prep
10:00 a.m. Conduct Virtual Test & Review of Test
Group (Exam conducted individuals respond in chat privately)
11:00 a.m. Closing Comments; Coordinator Exam Reminder and Review
12:00 p.m. Complete Day Four (Course Ends)

Central Time (GMT-6)

*This course represents the current industry thinking and best practices on food defense. As the FDA issues further requirements and guidance on intentional adulteration, the course will be updated accordingly.

Enrollment information:

Become an AIB Certified Food Defense Coordinator by achieving a score of 80% or higher on the online certification exam within 30 days of course completion.

Cancellation Information

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Taxes will be added to stated seminar fees as applicable.

Date and location

For seminars accepting enrollments, click on the city and state below for hotel information and a location map. The February seminar will be held in the 2 full-day session format and the May and September seminars will both be held in the 4 half-day session format. See agenda above for more details.

Food Defense Coordinator (VIRTUAL Half-day sessions Sept 21, Sept 22, Sept 23, Sept 24)
Central Time Zone (CDT or CST), United States of America  
Sep 21 - 24, 2021
$899.00 USD
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