This course will provide participants with the knowledge to implement the requirements of conducting a vulnerability assessment under the Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration (IA) regulation.
This course will provide participants with the knowledge to implement the requirements of conducting a vulnerability assessment under the Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration (IA) regulation of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This regulation is one of a number of regulations and guidance that implement the provisions of the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which focuses on safe food practices.
The Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration regulation (referred to as 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. The regulation requires that certain activities must be completed by a “food defense qualified individual” who has successfully completed training in the conduct of a vulnerability assessment. This course developed by the FSPCA is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA; successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a “food defense qualified individual” responsible for conducting a vulnerability assessment.
These courses are taught by Lead Instructors trained by the FSPCA, who have been instructed on how to teach the FDA-recognized standardized curriculum.
Preface: Overview and Agenda for Participant Course
Lesson 1: An Overview of Food Defense Measures & Exercise
Lesson 2: Vulnerability Assessment Preliminary Steps
Lesson 3: Considering Inherent Characteristics & Exercise
Lesson 4: Considering an Inside Attacker
Lesson 5: Element 1: Evaluating Potential Public Health Impact & Exercise
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
Lesson 7: Analyzing Results to Identify Actionable Process Steps & Exercise
Lesson 8: Applying the Hybrid Approach
Final Questions, Certificates, Course Evaluations and Close
- $650 for in-state registrants
- $880-$1100 for out-of-state registrants
- In-person, Cornell University campus
- June 7, 2023
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