FSPCA Intentional Adulteration Training

FSPCA INTENTIONAL ADULTERATION TRAINING

FSPCA IA CONDUCTING VULNERABILITY

ASSESSMENTS  (IA VA)

Live-Virtual 1 Day

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

USD $395.00

Intentional Adulteration Certificate

This 1 day live-virtual FSPCA conducting vulnerability assessments 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 in how to teach the FDA-recognized standardized curriculum.

FSPCA IA CONDUCTING VULNERABILITY

ASSESSMENTS USING KEY ACTIVITY TYPES

Self-Paced Online (1 Hour to Complete)

FSPCA Key Activity Type Course

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Final Rule on Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration (21 CFR Part 121) (IA Rule) regulation is intended to protect food from intentional acts of adulteration where there is an intent to cause wide scale public health harm. The regulation requires covered facilities to conduct a vulnerability assessment (VA) to identify actionable process steps (21 CFR 121.130). The regulation further requires that individuals conducting or overseeing the conduct of a VA “have successfully completed training for the specific function at least equivalent to that received under a standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by FDA or be otherwise qualified through job experience to conduct the activities” (21 CFR 121.4(c)(2)). This training developed by the FSPCA is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA; successfully completing this course is one way to meet this training requirement.

This training course is targeted towards food professionals using FDA’s Key Activity Type (KAT) method to conduct their facility’s vulnerability assessment (VA). By successfully completing this course, the learner will have satisfied the training requirement to conduct a VA using the KAT method.

**This Course is highly recommended as a pre-requisite to the 1 Day Live-Virtual Conducting Vulnerability Assessments Course.

FSPCA IA IDENTIFICATION AND EXPLANATION

OF MITIGATION STRATEGIES

Self-Paced Online (2.5 -3 Hours to Complete)

Identification and Explanation of Mitigation Strategies

The regulation requires covered facilities to identify and implement mitigation strategies at actionable process steps identified by a vulnerability assessment (21 CFR 121.135). The regulation further requires that individuals identifying and explaining the mitigation strategies “have successfully completed training for the specific function at least equivalent to that received under a standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by FDA or be otherwise qualified through job experience to conduct the activities” (21 CFR 121.4(c)(2)). 

This training developed by the FSPCA is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA; successfully completing this course is one way to meet this training requirement.

FSPCA IA FOOD DEFENSE PLAN PREPARATION

AND REANALYSIS

Self-Paced Online (2-3 Hours to Complete)

The regulation requires covered facilities to prepare, or have prepared, and implement a written food defense plan (21 CFR 121.126) and conduct a reanalysis of the food defense plan (21 CFR 121.157). The regulation further requires that individuals preparing the food defense plan and performing reanalysis “have successfully completed training for the specific function at least equivalent to that received under a standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by FDA or be otherwise qualified through job experience to conduct the activities” (21 CFR 121.4(c)(2)). This training developed by the FSPCA is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA; successfully completing this course is one way to meet this training requirement. Although this training contains some information about incorporating vulnerability assessments and mitigation strategies into a food defense plan, this training is not intended to be the standardized curriculum for food defense qualified individuals responsible for  conducting a vulnerability assessment or identifying and explaining mitigation strategies.

INSTRUCTOR

Bita Saidi

FSPCA Lead Instructor for PCQI, FSVP, IAVA  

WHO NEEDS TO TAKE THIS COURSE

Food Defense Coordinator

QA Directors and Managers

QA/Production Supervisors

Operations Managers

SQF/BRC Practitioners and Auditors

HACCP Coordinators

Food Safety Technicians

WHAT'S INCLUDED

IA Conducting Vulnerability Assessments Course Manual 

Exercise workbook and answer key

Official FSPCA IA Conducting Vulnerability Assessments Certificate Issued by AFDO

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