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Intentional Adulteration (IA) and Vulnerability Assessment (VA)


Gain knowledge to conduct a vulnerability assessment under the Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration (IA) regulation of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This course is the "standardized curriculum" recognized by FDA and one way to meet the requirements for a "food defense qualified individual" responsible for conducting a vulnerability assessment.
The FDA announced that inspections would begin in March 2020 to allow industry time with forthcoming materials, training, and tools, including an updated Food Defense Plan Builder – see more here

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to explain background information necessary to conduct a vulnerability assessment and the importance of food defense.

  • Recognize CARVER and Shock method.
  • Explain Key Activity Types (KATs).
  • Define food defense and the basics of a food defense plan.
  • Describe a vulnerability assessment, significant vulnerability and actionable process step.
Agenda: Download

Who Should Attend:

Any employee that works in a company within the supply chain assigned as the “food defense qualified individual” and responsible for conducting the vulnerability assessment.

  • The Intentional Adulteration (IA) Rule applies to both domestic and foreign companies required to register with the FDA as food facilities under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.


If you plan to take the 1-day, in-person FSPCA IA Vulnerability Assessments course, while not required, it is strongly recommended that you complete this FSPCA Intentional Adulteration Conducting Vulnerability Assessments using Key Activity Types course before attending the in-person FSPCA Intentional Adulteration (IA) Vulnerability Assessments course. – see here

Classroom Training

Learn requirements to comply with FDA’s FSMA program for Intentional Adulteration (IA) and Vulnerability Assessment (VA). All training sessions are taught by FSPCA trained lead instructors. Upon completion of the course, attendees will receive a certificate from the FSPCA.

Classroom Price: $545/person
Discounts applied at registration for early bird, multiple attendee and bundled course registrations. Students and government personnel may apply for discounts by submitting a valid student or government ID to [email protected].

Fees include: instructor-led training, downloadable presentation, and Certificate of Completion.

On-site Training

Save on time and travel expenses when you have 6 or more team members for training. SCS trainers can come to your facility or present a live, interactive webinar for your team. Contact us to schedule a private, on-site training at your facility.

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Contact Oscar Morales Business Development; Central and South México
+52 667.230.0693

Classroom Sessions

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