Food Defense: Protecting Your Business

(Webinar length:  1hr  23min)


Through history it has been demonstrated that compromising the food supply chain can have devastating effects on populations. In the modern times the threats to the food supply are enhanced through the global food distribution network, rise of bioterrorism or more commonly encountered, economically motivated attacks. The threats are such that the modernization acts implemented in the US and EU requires food production facilities to have a biodefense plan. Similar to HACCP, a food defense plan involves a systematic review of vulnerabilities and putting in place mitigation strategies, in addition to action plans should incidents occur.

In this webinar, the fundamentals in developing a food defense plan will be outlined and tools made available by regulatory bodies for implementation. The regulatory requirements under the modernization act will be described. How to undertake vulnerability assessment with respect to supplies and within the facility will described. Examples of mitigation strategies that can be applied at different levels will also be discussed, in addition of how to develop action plans.

The webinar will cover:

  • History of incidents of intentional and un-intentional contamination
  • Regulations linked to food defense
  • Different types of threats to the food system (suppliers, disgruntled employees, economically motivated and bioterrorism)
  • How to identify vulnerabilities and mitigation strategies
  • The components of an action plan
  • Future trends in food defense

Who should attend:

  • Senior Management
  • QA and QC Managers
  • Production Managers
  • Food Scientists and Technologists
  • Food Safety Personnel
  • HACCP Coordinators

Presenter--Dr. Keith Warriner:

Dr. Keith Warriner is currently an Associate Professor within the Department of Food Science at University of Guelph, Canada. Dr. Warriner received his BSc in Food Science from the University of Nottingham, UK and PhD in Microbial Physiology from the University College of Wales Aberystwyth, UK. He later went on to work on biosensors within the University of Manchester, UK and subsequently returned to the University of Nottingham to become a Research Fellow in Food Microbiology. He joined the Faculty of the University of Guelph in 2002.

  • Item #: 1002eDefense
  * Marked fields are required.
Price $289.00