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Webcam, microphone and speakers.

Please note the course schedule follows Eastern Standard Time Zone.

USD $650.00 


  • Food Defense Coordinator

  • QA Directors and Managers

  • QA/Production Supervisors

  • Operations Managers

  • SQF/BRC Practitioners and Auditors

  • HACCP Coordinators

  • Food Safety Technicians


Learn how to:

1) Complete a vulnerability assessment

2) Choose appropriate physical and/or procedural counter measures that address the risks identified

3) Create a crisis management program

4) Modify traditional recall programs to address cases of intentional contamination

5) Develop employee food defense training sessions that meet FDA's expectations

6) Use different techniques to deal with workplace violence

  • Module 1: Food Defense Basics

  • Module 2: FSMA Overview

  • Module 3: Food Defense Plan Preliminaries

  • Module 4: Vulnerability Assessment

  • Module 5: Mitigation Strategies

  • Module 6: Management for Mitigation Strategies 

  • Module 7: Training & Record Keeping

  • Module 8: Review, Resources + Glossary


  • Fillable forms 

  • Certificate of completion as a Food Defense Coordinator



Sonia Akbarzadeh, M.Sc Eng. has been dedicated to the food industry for over twenty years, carrying out food safety implementation and training (GFSI schemes and HACCP). She has assessed, designed, and implemented food safety programs for over forty major food companies such as Yum! International RestaurantsPepperidge FarmsCampbell SoupFurlani’s Food and Maple Leaf.  She is dedicated to empowering food safety teams with the latest knowledge tutoring at all levels of expertise for continuous improvement. 

Bita Saidi, B.Sc Biotechnology is PCQI and HACCP certified. With over six years of experience in food safety training and implementation, she manages the live-virtual, in-class and on-site training. At FIC, her goal is to make advanced food safety programs accessible worldwide by providing a highly interactive training environment. She uses the latest method of virtual online training management to achieve a perfect learning experience for participants. 

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