Developing & Implementing Food Defence Plan -TACCP Training

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Varied food defence requirements and lack of guidance makes building an effective food defence plan challenging and potentially confusing! This puts pressure on you and your team and take more of your time, this should change.  

This advanced training course will give you the understanding of food defence requirements and downloadable threat assessment and mitigation templates you need to excel protecting customers, products, brand, premises and colleagues.

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Completing this Food Defence course, you will be able to:

  • Understand food defence and related terminology

  • Explain food defence threats, attackers and impact
  • Explore related food defence incidents 

  • Understand global mitigation initiatives and expectations
  • Identify food defence broad mitigation strategies
  • Develop a full food defence threats assessment and mitigations plan meeting the expectations of GFSI and their recognised standards like, BRC, SQF, FSSC22000 and supplier standards like Woolworths, McDonald's.
  • Manage, maintain and review your food defence assessment and mitigation plans
  • Download and use free Food Surety food defence assessment and mitigation templates used and praised by hundreds of food professionals and their certification auditors
  • Prepare for and handle expectation of certification audits and access Food Surety food defence audit guide

What's included?

  • Learning methods

  • Presentation and workbook
  • Videos
  • Exercises
  • Live discussions
  • Assessment
  • Links and resources

Downloadable templates

Food Surety food defence assessment and mitigation templates praised by tens of food professionals and their certification auditors across the farm to fork food supply chain. In addition, get our audit preparation guide.

Certificate of Completion

Demonstrating your advanced level Food Defence and TACCP understanding and competency.

Meet expectations of certification programmes like BRC, FSSC22000, SQF,... 
  • Who is it for?

  •  All food sectors
  • Quality & Compliance
  • Site Security
  • Production managers
  • Engineering managers
  • Procurement & logistics managers

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Classroom Training NZ

NZ$695 NZ$595 Including GST & Fees
  • Engaging content developed and delivered using recognised best adult teaching practices  
  • In person interaction with trainer and other trainees  at TACCP Training NZ
  • Engaging and interactive exercises
  • Access the online assessment and printable TACCP certificate at the end of the course. No waiting time.
  • Download fully editable Food Defence threats assessment & mitigation Excel templates

Virtual Classroom

NZ$695 NZ$555 Including GST & Fees
  • Delivered in real-time by recognised food safety experts
  • Engaging and interactive groups exercises
  • Accessible from anywhere in the world
  • Accessible  from any device
  • Save the travel time and cost
  • Access the online assessment and printable certificate at the end of the course. No waiting time.
  • Download fully editable Food Defence threats assessment & mitigation Excel templates

e-learning Training

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  • Learn at your pace anywhere anytime
  • Engaging video, exercises and quizzes
  • 6 months access to updated content
  • Repeat the training any number of times
  • Engaging content delivered using recognised best e-learning practices  
  • Cost effective
  • Access the online assessment and printable certificate at the end of the course. No waiting time.
  • Download fully editable Food Defence threats assessment & mitigation Excel templates
Meet the trainer

Ray Haddad

I am the Trainer & Managing Director at Food Surety Limited, I too hate confusion and know what it feels like to worry you aren't doing the right thing! I have worked in the food industry in quality assurance roles, auditing, consulting, training, instructional design, work place assessment and as an advisor in international food safety projects. This varied experience has given me depth of understanding of the needs and the pain points of the different parties in the food industry.

Since 2007, I have conducted hundreds of audits including external 3rd party certification audits as an auditor/verifier recognised by the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), in addition, I have trained more than 3750 food professionals from government agencies, NGOs, academia and businesses across the whole supply chain from farm to fork and across the different sectors,  not only in New Zealand but in Southeast Asia and Middle East.

I am driven by food professionals experiencing light-bulb moments and breakthroughs in their thinking and I enjoy supporting their journeys  protecting food for all everywhere.


I’m passing on a recommendation for a good course and trainer. I recently completed VACCP training with Food Surety.  The one day course was via zoom and was surprisingly hands on with breakout rooms and working through examples. It has helped reflecting on all potential fraud types across the entire supply chain and appropriate mitigations. I highly recommend it.

Craig Cooper
Quality and Operations Manager
Hawkins Watts New Zealand

Ray is very knowledgeable, has a very effective communication and ability to keep you engaged and interested. My team and I have learned a lot, and we feel more confident applying the knowledge back in our workplace.

Virginie Cazeaux
Quality Assurance & Compliance Manager

Frucor Suntory New Zealand Ltd
I would like to sincerely thank Ray Haddad of Food Surety for delivering an Insightful and Informative training session. My Acquaintance and connections who are in the Space of Food safety & Technical compliance who would require an in depth understanding on Food defense and Food fraud implementation. I would certainly recommend you to take up this course

Ravishankar Kumaresan
Food Safety & Regulatory Compliance Manager
Mercorella Group

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Food Defence TACCP Training in New Zealand meeting the requirements of FDA, NZ MPI and GFSI recognised  FSSC22000, BRCGS, SQF

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 TACCP training course?

Other than the typical expectations of good, engaging, easy to follow and understand course, an excellent TACCP training course should be relevant to the trainee’s industry and provide them with practical tips and best practices that help them to do what is right with confidence protecting consumers and brands. Knowledge is good but applying it is great.

How do I build a food defence plan?

The three main actions required would be:
  • Conducting threats assessment in order to priorities mitigation actions required
  • Developing a food defence plan
  • Implement the food defence plan supported by the FSMS

In this Food Surety course "Developing & Implementing Food Defence Plan TACCP" a full step-by-step process is explained and a complete food defence template is provided.

What is the impact of food defence attacks?

The impact of food defence events will vary based on the type of the attack, the target, and the scale of the attack.

In general, the potential impact include:
  • public health harm
  • economic impact 
  • decrease consumer confidence

What is the difference between food safety, food defence and food fraud, HACCP, TACCP and VACCP?

Food Safety (HACCP) is about ensuring the food is safe, not causing harm to the consumer.
Food defence (TACCP) is related to intentional attacks aimed at causing harm while food fraud prevention (VACCP) is related to intentional deception aimed at making more money.

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