Food Defense

Food Defense 101: Key Activity Types

Food Defense 101: Key Activity Types

Posted by Zosi Team on Sep 28, 2021 12:00:00 PM

Food processors who fall under the Intentional Adulteration Rule (IA Rule) must conduct a vulnerability assessment as part of their food defense plan. A vulnerability assessment measures potential public health impact (e.g. severity and scale), degree of physical access to the product, and the ability of an inside attacker to successfully adulterate your products. In this blog, we’ll look at the easiest method to conduct the vulnerability assessment – by considering key activity types. Key activity types are FDA-identified categories of food manufacturing processes that are most vulnerable to intentional adulteration.

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Topics: Food Defense

What is Food Defense Risk Analysis?

What is Food Defense Risk Analysis?

Posted by Zosi Team on Sep 21, 2021 3:00:00 PM

Risk analysis is a process that helps manufacturers identify and manage potential problems in their process or facility. A food defense risk analysis model has three components: risk assessment, risk management, and risk communication. Risk assessment refers to rating the severity and likelihood of a certain hazard or threat. Risk management refers to making decisions on how to control hazards and implement mitigation strategies. 

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Topics: Food Defense, Intentional Adulteration, IA Rule, Risk Assessment, Risk Communication

Food Defense Qualified Individual: Everything You Need to Know

Food Defense Qualified Individual: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Zosi Team on Feb 2, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Under the Food Safety Modernization Act Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration (21 CFR Part 121) regulation, commonly referred to as the IA Rule, covered facilities must develop and implement a food defense plan.

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Topics: Food Defense, Food Defense Manager, FDQI, IA Rule

Food Safety, Security, and Defense in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Food Safety, Security, and Defense in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by Zosi Team on Nov 17, 2020 9:00:00 AM

As COVID-19 cases soar across the country again, we’re reminded not only of the impacts pandemics can have on the healthcare system, but also on the food industry as a whole. 

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Topics: Food Defense, Food Safety, COVID-19

Food Defense 101: The Three Types of Food Defense Threat Motivations

Food Defense 101: The Three Types of Food Defense Threat Motivations

Posted by Zosi Team on Sep 8, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Intentional adulteration is only carried out after careful study and preparation by an attacker – is your food defense program equally prepared to address such acts?

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Topics: Food Defense, Intentional Adulteration

Recognize the Difference Between Food Defense and Food Safety

Recognize the Difference Between Food Defense and Food Safety

Posted by Zosi Team on Jul 21, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Can you spot the difference between food safety and food defense? While both have an important place in your facility, each presents distinct characteristics and consequences.

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Topics: Food Defense, Intentional Adulteration, Food Safety

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