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Food Defence VACCP/TACCP: Getting Started (Open Course)

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Our Food Defence Getting Started open course explains how risk assessment methodology applies to both raw materials (VACCP) and product threats (TACCP) to mitigate vulnerabilities. At the end of the course, you will also know how to ensure the robust identification, assessment and mitigation of potential threats.

Food Defence Getting Started: Open Course content:

  • The meaning and scope of food defence
  • Overview of the requirements of BRCGS V9 for Food Defence
  • How to prepare for your VACCP / TACCP assessments
  • Preparing your own Raw material vulnerability assessment (VACCP)
  • Preparing your own Product vulnerability assessment (TACCP)
  • Horizon scanning & using your onsite data
  • Effective verification of your mitigations
  • Developing a site-wide mindset
  • Maintaining your system & managing change

Food Defence Getting Started open course information:

Are all of your current Food Defence team trained in Threat assessments/Food Defence principles? BRCGS V9 has a clause 4.2.1, which states  “Where personnel are engaged in threat assessments and food defence plans, the individual or team responsible shall understand potential food defence risks at the site. This shall include knowledge of both the site and the principles of food defence. Where there is a legal requirement for specific training this shall be in place.”

This Food Defence Getting Started Open course is an ideal place to start your Food Defence journey and is aimed at those with no (or very little experience) in conducting Food Defence assessments. The course shows you how to write the assessments and how to maintain them in the future.

Still not sure if it’s the course for you? Have a look at our handy guide: Which Food Defence course to choose?

Open course cost per delegate: £375 + VAT or 2 delegates for £650 + 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.

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. To secure your place, course fees must be paid at least 21 days prior to the course start date.

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 that 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.

20 reviews for Food Defence VACCP/TACCP: Getting Started (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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