DFW: Food Defense & FSPCA Intentional Adulteration Short Course

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 7:00 AM (CDT) to Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 12:00 PM (CDT)

Event Details

Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin will host a regional workshop entitled “Food Defense Training”. The Food Safety Modernization Act (passed in 2011), also known as FSMA, requires industry to protect the food system from intentional adulteration intended to cause wide-scale public health harm. Food companies must identify vulnerabilities in their facilities that could allow intentional introduction of adulterants. Food companies must also create a food defense plan to prevent or mitigate those vulnerabilities.

Food defense planning and training is essential to brand protection in today’s risk environment. It is imperative that all food industry employees know the chain of command and, specifically, who to contact and inform should they notice something unusual or out of the ordinary. This “See Something Say Something” approach should become an integral part of any food defense plan and culture.

During this three-day, real-time, virtual course, participants will focus on the food defense activities and documentation that support the development and implementation of a preventive controls Food Defense Plan. The course will provide participants with the knowledge that is needed to create and/or refine a Food Defense Plan to ensure compliance with regulatory guidelines.

A solid understanding of food plant operations is required for this course. Basic training in HACCP is required. PCQI training is highly recommended, but not required. A copy of your HACCP certificate must be sent to abrock@wisconsindairy.org prior to the start of the course. 

The course will run as follows:
  • Tuesday – October 19 – 7:00 AM ~ 12:00 PM – Food Defense Training/ FSPCA Intentional Adulteration Training
  • Wednesday – October 20 – 7:00 AM ~ 12:00 PM – FSPCA Intentional Adulteration Training
  • Thursday – October 21 – 7:00 AM ~ 12:00 PM – FSPCA Intentional Adulteration Training