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Food Defence VACCP / TACCP

Robust methodology endorsed by Professor Chris Elliott

Our one-day Food Defence training course will take you through our methodology which combines TACCP & VACCP into one easy, yet robust, food vulnerability and threat risk assessment.

The VACCP /  TACCP course will explain how our methodology can be applied to both raw materials and to a wider context of threats and vulnerabilities on-site and within the distribution chain.

Every delegate receives a copy of our pioneering textbook ‘Assessing Threat Vulnerability for Food Defence’

The course gives plenty of food vulnerability assessment templates to complete the raw materials vulnerability assessment, and also templates for on-site threat assessment.  With plenty of resources to help you complete your own assessments, the course, alongside the book, gives a comprehensive checklist to how to complete both your VACCP and TACCP risk assessments in one.

Why 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:

  • Background to food defence
  • The need for a threat & vulnerability assessment
  • Parallels with HACCP
  • Assessing threat impact & vulnerability
  • Identifying threat management techniques
  • Vulnerable Threat Points
  • Implementing & maintaining the system
  • Horizon scanning

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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 or on an open course

See what customers say about

our Food Defence course

Very informative and enjoyable

Arla Logo

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

Paul Jones
Arla Foods
Course Attended:Food Defence

Amazing course

James Food Company Logo

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

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