Raw Materials Vulnerability Assessment (TACCP / VACCP) Course

4.7 out of 5 based on 10 customer ratings
(10 customer reviews)


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

Available dates:

24th January 2018 – Central London


Attendee Details

Product Description

Is your Raw Materials Vulnerability Assessment ready for its second round BRCv7 audit and the increased expectation this may bring?  Want to learn the industry best practice to make yours more robust? Then you have found the right course!

Our Raw Materials Vulnerability Assessment one-day course will take you through new methodology which combines TACCP & VACCP into one easy, yet robust, scoring system.  The course will explain how the new methodology can be applied to both raw materials and to a wider context of threats and vulnerabilities on-site and within the distribution chain.

Packed full of exercises, group tasks and discussions.

Assessing Threat Vulnerability for Food Defence Paperback

Every course delegates gets a copy of the Assessing Threat Vulnerability for Food Defence by Adele Adams and Kassy Marsh

All course participants will get a copy of the book ‘Assessing Threat Vulnerability for Food Defence’ by Adele Adams and Kassy Marsh forwarded by Dr Chris Elliot.

Open course cost: £350 + 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 a couple of people.  The course price is £1,595 + VAT + expenses.  It is for a maximum of 12 delegates.  Please contact us if you wish to book this course 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 content in this course is covered in the M&S Product Integrity course so there is no need to attend both courses.  If you find you have booked onto a Raw Materials Vulnerability Assessment course and you are an M&S supplier, please contact us to see if we can put you onto one of our M&S courses.

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 such reasons 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, underneath it will tell you if it is available or not.

10 reviews for Raw Materials Vulnerability Assessment (TACCP / VACCP) Course

  1. 3 out of 5


    Good course, well explained

  2. 4 out of 5


    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. 5 out of 5


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

  4. 5 out of 5


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

  5. 5 out of 5


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

  6. 5 out of 5


    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. 5 out of 5


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

  8. 5 out of 5


    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. 5 out of 5


    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. 5 out of 5


    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.

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