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Food defence threat assessment template, video guide, policy & checklist

Practical, complete & customisable policy, process & food defence threat assessment and mitigation template and guide, praised by tens of professionals and their auditors, to support you conducting & documenting your organisation's food defence threats assessment and mitigation plan.

Meeting the requirements of FDA - IA Rule, GFSI Recognised Certification Programmes e.g. BRCGS, SQF, FSSC22000 and others

Save yourself & the whole food defence team hours and hours of discussions and brainstorming  & a bit of confusion!

You will get an excellent 30m minutes overview of food defence with many plan building practical tips.

Note: These guides and templates are provided and fully discussed in Food Surety's Course: Developing & Implementing Food Defence Plan  -TACCP.
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Complete & customisable Word & Excel templates

What's included in this food defence mini course and TACCP template?


  • Draft policy for your QMS/FSMS (Word file)
  • Step-by-step food defence process guide (PDF file)
  • Complete Excel workbook food adulteration threat assessment and mitigation Template

Comprehensive Guide/Demo

30 minutes recorded introduction to Food Defence and detailed demonstration of the template use.

You learn, apply the revisit whenever required.

White Label Templates

Unbranded, fully customisable templates easily embedded in you your QMS/FSMS.

Embedded how to tips in the template itself.

Discussion Board

Access the template's developer and like minded professionals from the varied food sectors, sharing experiences and Questions & Answers about food defence and these comprehensive Food Surety templates.

Food defence threat assessment template, fully editable Excel work book satisfying FDA IA Rule, New Zealand MPI and GFSI recognised programmes requirements.

What is Food Defence?

"The process to ensure the security of food, food ingredients, feed or food packaging from all forms of intentional malicious attack including ideologically motivated attack leading to contamination or unsafe product" (GFSI) Benchmarking Requirements, 2020

What is Threat assessment  and Critical Control Point - TACCP meaning?

"Systematic management of risk through the evaluation of threats, identification of vulnerabilities, and implementation of controls to materials and products, purchasing, processes, premises, people, distribution networks and business systems by a knowledgeable and trusted team with the authority to implement changes
to procedures" PAS 96:2017

What makes an excellent Food Defence threat assessment and mitigation plan?

Here are the characteristics of a good food defence programme:
  • Identifies relevant products, sites, and supply chain potential threats
  • Prioritise food defence threats using a systematic method like: simple quadrant risk matrix, CARVER&S, RPN matrix,... FDA Food Defence Plan Builder, etc
  • Developed and implemented by capable and trained team
  • Comply with standards audited against like FSSC22000, BRCGS, SQF, IFS WW SEP...

How to develop a food defence plan?

The main three stages are:
  1. Systematically identifying and documenting food defense threats
  2. Conducting threats assessment using a suitable tool/approach
  3. Implement and manage your food defence plan.

What food defence requirements does food Surety food defence - TACCP methods and template meet?

Food Surety’s TACCP template is comprehensive yet practical, complete and easy to follow, fully editable and almost for free template that meet food defence threat assessment and mitigation plan  guidelines from BRCGS, FSSC22000, SQF, McDonalds and Woolworths SEP.... it also incorporates aspects from ISO31000:2018 Risk management.

How does this food defence plan compare to The FDA's Food Defense Plan Builder (FDPB) version 2.0?

This template is built in a way to capture all the elements covered in The Food Defense Plan Builder (FDPB) version 2.0. While it is structured differently, it covers all aspects of the FDA Intentional adulteration Rule and beyond, it is actually more comprehensive and broader in line with GFSI guidelines. It complies with The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in USA addressing intentional adulteration and Food Defense.

What is the scope of a food defense threat assessment and mitigation plan?

Food defense plan should cover threats from the whole food supply chain, supply chain of raw materials,... the site, as well as the supply chain of end products.

Those who are determined to cause harm and food attacks, are likely to attack the food business and the food supply chain wherever they can, it can be at primary food production stage, food transportation, food storage and warehousing, processing and manufacturing as well as retail and hospitality. There are lots of food defence attacks examples that can be discussed and considered. A good number of which is covered in the recorded Demo included with the Food Surety Food Defence programme example.

Who might want to deliver an intentional attack on food business? Who are these attackers?

There are many different types of attackers out there, their motivation, access to the site and product and capability to deliver the food defense attack vary.

Here are the key categories of attackers:

  • The extremist
  • The opportunist
  • The irrational individual
  • The extortionist
  • The disgruntled individual
  • Professional criminals.

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