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Food Defence VACCP / TACCP

The best place to start your VACCP/TACCP journey

Our one-day Food Defence: Getting Started (VACCP/TACCP) course will take you through how to get started with your Food Defence assessments.  This course is ideal for those new to Food Defence or for those who require formal training in the principles of Food Defence.

The course will explain how risk assessment methodology can be applied to both raw materials and product threats and vulnerabilities to ensure the robust identification, assessment and mitigation of potential threats.

Every delegate receives a copy of our pioneering textbook ‘Assessing Threat Vulnerability for Food Defence’ by Adams & Marsh.

Food Defence TrainingWhy choose us?

We have developed and published our own methodology (with Techni-K Consulting Ltd) for the assessment of threats and vulnerabilities, which is recognised by leading retailers. Our course is packed full of interaction and site-specific exercises to challenge thinking and develop competency

Course content:

  • The meaning & scope of food defence
  • Overview of the requirements of BRCGS V9 in relation to Food Defence
  • Preparing for your assessments
  • Raw material vulnerability assessment
  • Product vulnerability assessment
  • Effective verification of your mitigations
  • Developing a site-wide mindset
  • Maintaining your systems & managing change

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One day

Aimed at:

Technical, procurement, NPD managers and others in the TACCP/VACCP team

Assessment Method:

No formal assessment, certificate of attendance

Course options:

Delivery methods

  • Live Online Training using a remote trainer, available for open or in-house courses
  • Face-to-face classroom-based training at your site

See what customers say about our Food Defence course

Very informative and enjoyable

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All aspects were good and helpful. Very informative & enjoyable course

Paul Jones
Arla Foods
Course Attended:Food Defence

Amazing course

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Amazing course.  Very informative, plenty of practical examples.  Good mix of theory, practical exercises and case studies

Artem Trufanov
Jones Food Compnay
Course Attended:Food Defence

Great insight into best practices

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The course was excellent, insightful and well delivered.  A great insight into best practices of the world of Food Defence / Threat Assessment.

Learnt a lot and gave some thought to existing gaps in processes

Ben Simms
Innocent Drinks
Course Attended:Food Defence

Brilliant course

Brilliant course – well delivered by Debbie – Thank you!




Matt Warr
The Little Treats Bakery
Course Attended:Food Defence

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