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Food Defence: Improving VACCP/TACCP Assessments (Open Course)

(20 customer reviews)


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Attendee Details

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Course content:

  • Background to food defence
  • The need for a threat & vulnerability assessment
  • Parallels with HACCP – Preparing for the assessment
  • Assessing threat impact & vulnerability (scoring system)
  • Identifying threat management techniques (using a new decision tree)
  • Vulnerable Threat Points
  • Implementing the system
  • Maintaining the system
  • Horizon scanning

Within BRCGS Food Safety Issue 8, there is more focus on Food Defence and completing your on-site threats risk assessment as well as your Raw Materials Vulnerability assessment.

Our Food Defence (TACCP / VACCP) one-day course takes you through revised methodology which combines TACCP & VACCP into one easy, yet robust, scoring system.  The course explains how this pioneering methodology applies to both raw materials and on-site threats and vulnerabilities and within the full distribution chain.

The course is packed full of exercises, group tasks and discussions.

All course participants get a copy paperback of the book ‘Assessing Threat Vulnerability for Food Defence’ by Adele Adams and Kassy Marsh with a foreword from Professor Chris Elliott.

Open course cost per delegate: £350 + VAT. or 2 delegates for £600 + VAT

Can I book an in-house course instead?

Yes! Our in-house courses are more cost effective if you wish to have a team trained on this subject rather than just an individual.  It is for a maximum of 12 delegates.  Please contact us for a quote and we’ll give you the dates we have available.

Are you a M&S supplier?

If you are a Marks and Spencer supplier, the Raw Materials content in this course is covered in the M&S Product Integrity course. The on-site threats part of this course is only briefly covered on the M&S course, so we can train you on just this part in the morning. Please contact us on info@adeleadamsassociates.co.uk for more information.

Terms and conditions of booking

Prices shown are exclusive of VAT and your invoice will show the VAT added.  Course fees must be paid 21 days prior to the course start date. Once the booking has been received by Adele Adams Associates Ltd you are liable for payment.

If you are unable to attend, substitutions (i.e. name changes) can be made, but cancellations cannot normally be made.  If you wish to transfer to another course and your current course is more than 10 working days away, we will transfer you free of charge.  If it is within 10 working days of the course, you will be liable to pay the full price for the current course place and the new course place.

Please note, it may be necessary, for reasons beyond our control, to alter the programme or tutors. Adele Adams Associates Ltd reserve the right to cancel the course, for reasons such as undersubscription. In such an event a full refund will be given or transfer to another course. No responsibility is accepted for incidental loss resulting from such a cancellation.  Course fees do not include accommodation.

There are only 12 places per course available.  Once you click on the course you require, it will tell you if it is available and select the number of delegates you wish to book.

Additional information

Dates & Locations

£350 + VAT for 1 – 3rd March 2022, £600 + VAT for 2 – 3rd March 2022, £350 + VAT for 1 – 5th October 2022, £600 + VAT for 2 – 5th October 2022

20 reviews for Food Defence: Improving VACCP/TACCP Assessments (Open Course)

  1. Roy Stanley

    Good course, well explained

  2. Mike John

    Up to speed with work and methodology we have used and picked up a couple of holes to plug.
    Worked examples and chance to debate and clarify were most helpful

  3. Jasbir Sihota

    Very informative and engaging for a difficult/new subject
    Enjoyed the exercises and debate generated
    Great course, thoroughly enjoyed it.

  4. Karen Moran

    The course met expectations. I enjoyed all of the course.

  5. Sarah Matthews

    Eye Opening. Given me a good starting point.
    Very enjoyable.

  6. Jonathan Forsyth

    As we are starting at the beginning of this process, this really helped with my understanding of the process as a whole. Overall very good and very impressive.

  7. N. Smart

    Good overview of the theory and a practical approach to implementing a system. The practical exercises helped to put the theory into practice

  8. S. Smith

    I needed to gain a better understanding of our business requirements and this has been clarified. The whole day has been useful in helping me gain the tools to implement the systems on site. There was a good balance of theory and practice with real examples to review. Very good course, thank you.

  9. Ola Zalichta

    This course gave me the confidence in what is required to perform vulnerability assessment and to make sure the correct methodology is used. I always like to perform activities as part of a course as then I’ve got the opportunity to discuss real examples related to my industry and products manufactured. Very good course. I would recommend it to anyone who needs to perform a RM vulnerability assessment

  10. Eleanor Nicholls

    Greater understanding of subject and clarity for implementation/review with clients. Exercises to try out practical application of method and examples of different aspects were particularly helpful. Good pace, plenty of review to check our understanding.

  11. R.Tayler

    Very good course, level of course was excellent

  12. R.P

  13. P.Winfield

    It was all enjoyable which surprised me given how dry the subject could be. I was happy with the course and will likely attend other courses on other subjects

  14. P. Jones

    All aspects very good and helpful. Very enjoyable and informative.

  15. P. Morgan

    It was informative, I enjoyed learning about the past cases of food defence issues. ]
    I enjoyed the course

  16. Jose T

    Very well explained and relevant. I thoroughly enjoyed the course, it was very practical.

  17. Gemma

    Good course, excellent location (DoubleTree Hotel)

  18. S. Mellor

    A confusing subject explained simply. Very enjoyable, ran at a good pace.

  19. Artem

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

  20. C.R.

    Thoroughly enjoyed the course. Developed my knowledge of the subject. Adele made the course very interesting

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