Food Defense

Prevention of intentional adulteration (IA) is a critical component of your overall food – and brand – protection strategy.

Why Choose TAG
TAG’s leading Subject Matter Experts draw from experience and expertise to provide practical and cost-effective measures to minimize the risk of deliberate contamination of your product. Our instructors can provide customized training – from general awareness to specialized IAVA training.
What We Offer
TAG’s Food Defense services assist facilities in identifying vulnerabilities and implementing strategies to mitigate potential insider attacks and acts of terrorism against the food supply. The strategies not only ensure FSMA Intentional Adulteration Rule compliance and protect the public, they protect your brand.

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TAG Food Defense Services include:

TAG’s onsite assessment is designed to determine the aspects of your food manufacturing operation that are at higher risk for deliberate attacks. After observing your facility and program, TAG provides a report identifying significant vulnerabilities and recommending cost-effective mitigation strategies to enhance regulatory alignment and mitigate risk to your product and your brand.

Using TAG’s proprietary Food Defense Plan (FDP) Builder Tool, we conduct a desktop review of your food defense plan to assess gaps relative to regulatory standards and best practices. The onsite review also identifies more robust approaches to preventing intentional adulteration, along with recommended cost-effective mitigation strategies to protect your product and your brand.

To test your food defense systems, TAG conducts a discreet plant visit with attempts to penetrate the interior of your facility and gain access to your most vulnerable process steps. This site penetration attempt is then detailed in a full report which includes recommendations for prevention. The valuable insights from TAG’s site penetration assessments have helped clients optimize existing food defense practices that were previously thought to be sufficient.

TAG provides onsite or remote intentional and economically motivated adulteration training that meet your objectives and target audience. Topics range from general awareness for all employees to addressing more in-depth elements with supervisors, covering role-specific concerns throughout the plant, and providing Food Defense Qualified Individual (FDQI/IA VA) training with certification. TAG also offers customized training relevant to your organization.

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