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Designed by Repositrak exclusively for the Global Food Defense Institute, our "REDi" vulnerability assessment software provides excellent analysis of the risks and hazards that may be present at your facility to your products, people, assets and brand.
Additionally, learn how to mitigate the risk and immediately develop a food defense plan as required to comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act, I.A. Rule. Using a combination of the FDA's Mitigation Strategies and industry best practices, the assessment will provide critical information that will be an asset for years to come.
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has enacted legislation that requires food processing facilities to develop a food defense plan that focuses on the safety and security of the products, people, assets and brand. To this end, the Global Food Defense Institute can assist with the development and writing of food defense plans for companies large and small. Utilizing a combination of various industry guidance materials including the FDA Food Defense Plan Builder Software, GFDI will write and develop your food defense plan and specifically address the following areas in the plan:
o Food Defense Team Members and Responsibilities
o Mitigation Strategies
o Outside Security
o Property Perimeter
o Building Perimeter
o Parking and Vehicle Security
o General Inside Security
o Building Schematics and Evacuation Plans
o Facility/Plant Security
o Development of REDZONE’s (Critical Access Areas-Key Activity Types)
o Process Computer Systems
o Supplier and Vendor Security Requirements
o Logistics/Storage Security
o Warehouse Security
o Personnel Security
o Emergency Contacts (Local, State & Federal)
o Company Emergency Contacts
o Plans/Corrective Actions to comply with FSMA
o Note: We will use the FDA’s Food Defense Plan Builder as the template to create your facility plan.
o Conducted in conjunction with the Facility Vulnerability and Risk Assessment.
o What address shows up on GPS when physically standing on the company lot/property? Is it the actual building address or a different address? This could be a critical factor with regards to an emergency response!
o Night time/Darkness surveillance of the facility. What threats exists during the night season?
o How easy is it to access the parking lots or inside the facility after normal business hours?
o Are our employee’s safe in the evening hours when arriving or leaving the facility?
o How is the lighting around the facility? Is the lighting adequate for proper security of our property and employee’s?
o Are “no trespassing signs” posted in areas where they can be seen at night?
o Is the building address clear and readable under the cover of darkness?
o Are our perimeter doors numbered whereby emergency responders can see the door number in times of darkness?
o Will employee’s or the cleaning crew of the plant allow entrance into the facility after hours if someone “looks okay?”