This week afforded us another excellent installment of the webinar series with US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) experts. A further discuss of the Intentional Adulteration (IA) Rule was very informative. The focus of this call was Mitigation Strategies.
I thought I would highlight some important take-aways that I made note of and that may assist my Food Defense colleagues out there who missed this call.
- The FDA outlined several Key Terms with very specific meanings in the IA world worth noting:
- Vulnerability – The susceptibility of a point, step or procedure in a facility’s food process to IA.
- Significant Vulnerability (SV) – A vulnerability that, if exploited, could reasonably be expected to cause wide scale public health harm.