Protecting Food Against Intentional Adulteration

A NATIONAL FOOD SAFETY MONTH – SPECIAL POST

INTRODUCTION

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Final Rule provides us with guidance and law related to protecting food from intentional acts of contamination. To prevent an act of intentional adulteration (IA) that could cause harm to the public on a large scale, the FDA is implementing risk-reducing strategies to combat IA, as detailed in a recently required Food Defense Plan.

Strategies to build this plan include:

  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Mitigation Strategies
    • Monitoring
    • Corrective Actions
    • Verification
  • Training and Record keeping

THE VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT

The Vulnerability Assessment is the major starting step in the process.… Read More

4 Tips to Launch Your Business Continuity and Resumption Planning

Business Continuity and Resumption becomes more important to businesses when something goes wrong. The panic sets in, the rush to make things right and then the finger-pointing aftermath. Many companies take the gamble because business continuity and resumption seems like such a daunting task and who really has time for all that?  Well, here are four steps to motivate you to get cracking on your Business Continuity and Resumption Planning (BCRP).

One of the great places to start your BCRP process is to conduct an All Hazards Risk Assessment. A good all hazards assessment will short-list what your company (per location) will need to address in your planning.… Read More