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Training Courses

Food Defense Management Certification Course (2 days-Public and Onsite Course)

Day 1 

·  Food Defense Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow! 

·  Situational Response: Product Tampering & Threat Response Workshop 

·  Understating the New Face of Crime and Terrorism

·  FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) (Key Activity Types, Corrective Actions, Monitoring Critical Areas) 

·  FDA Food Defense Training Video-

·  Understanding Economically Motivated Adulteration (Food Fraud)

·  Developing Your Facility General Food Defense Plans and Programs  


Ø  FDA Food Defense Plan Builder

Ø  Emergency Evacuations

Ø  Bomb/Threat Response Procedures

Ø  Proper Mail Handling-US Postal Service Training Guidelines

Ø  Chemical Storage Security

Ø  Warehouse Security 

Ø  Visitor and Contractor Policies

Ø  Cargo & Transportation Security

Ø  Key, Lock and Seal Control

Ø  CCTV & Card Access Systems 

Ø  Shipping/Receiving Security

Ø  Natural Disasters/Weather Emergency Preparedness

Ø  Security Guard Personnel  


·  Workshop: Developing Security Protocols

·  Conducting Security Vulnerability Assessments

·  Facility Vulnerability Assessment Workshop and/or Review of Your Facility Vulnerability Assessment 

Day 2 

·  Handling Crisis Management and Hostile Situations

·  Crisis Management Workshop

· Active Shooter Response, Readiness and Alert Response

· Active Shooter Video-Run, Hide, Fight

·  Workplace Violence Programs

·  How to Conduct Internal Tampering Investigations 

·  Understanding Body Language and other signs of deception 

All attendee’s will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Global Food Defense Institute. 


"See Something-Say Something" Front Line Employee Training

"See Something-Say Something" Front Line Employee and Office Personnel Food Defense Awareness (1.5)

·  Protecting yourself to and from work or play. Things you can do to be safe…not sorry!  

· What makes a person "suspicious" and what are some warning signs to look for to identify him/her. 

·  Conducting "mini-vulnerability" assessments in your work area. Spotting the trouble and taking action! 

·  How to make a "friendly and helpful" approach to a suspicious or unknown person at your facility

·  How to quickly "scan" for a valid driver's license or other credentials 

·  An in-depth discussion of your facilities visitor’s policies, contractors and other guest’s policies 

·  Understanding parking and other security policies at your facility. 

·  Understanding why "Piggybacking" or “Tailgating” can be dangerous!  

·  Understanding facility evacuations.

·  Active shooter threat response and self-protection. Learn how to be safe...not sorry! 

·  Video: Run, Hide, Fight. 

Certification Presentation-Each Attendee will receive a Certificate of Completion in Food Defense Awareness for course attendance and for meeting the recommendations of the Global Food Defense Institute. Course is 1.5 hours. 


Active Shooter/Threat Readiness and Awareness (2-4 hrs)

Active Shooter/Threat Awareness for Employee's and Management

The number of incidents in which a shooter opens fire on a crowd of people more than doubled over the past seven years according to the FBI.  Ranging from the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook school, the ConAgra Meat Processing plant, to the beheading of an employee at Vaughn Foods and even the more recent incidents,  these incidents are not only traumatic experiences for employee’s, but also can affect future business and community relations with your organization. 

The Global Food Defense Institute has developed a specific series of training programs designed to train and educate front line workers, managers and supervisors on how to actively identify brewing hostile situations, and how your employee’s can protect themselves if found in the midst of an active shooter or active threat situation. 

Some of the areas the training will focus on are:

• Ways to “profile” a potential shooter…what are some common characteristics?

• What are the safest places to hide out at your facility during an active shooter incident

• Development of an Active Shooter Threat Response Plan

• How to recognize the early “warning signs” of an active shooter by simply looking at conditions at your facility

• What to do when an Active Shooter is in your facility or vicinity.

• What to do when Law Enforcement arrives on the scene

• Role-play/learn ways to “fight-back or take-out” an active shooter when all else fails and evacuation isn’t possible

• Much, much more!

Our Active Shooter/Active Threat Course is 4 hours on-site. You can have an unlimited number of employee’s attend the course and each participant is given a Certificate of Completion at the end of the seminar. 


Uniformed Security Officer First Responder Training

First Responder Training for Security Officers at a Food Facility (4 to 8 hr. course)

  • Discuss and review the “types” of situations or incidents that a security officer will most likely find him/herself in.
  • Design Active Shooter Response protocols for the facility
  • Review the SOP’s (Security Officer Operation and Post Order Procedures) that has been established by the facility. 
  • Develop better understanding of the expected response to various situations by the local police, fire and EMS services. 
  • Enhancing emergency evacuation skills for different crisis situations. What could really help the police/fire/EMS when you call 911! 
  • How to use Situational Awareness to spot things that may be out of place or suspicious around facilities. 
  • How to how to spot Specific Behavior Suspicious Indicators so they can articulate their concerns when making observations. 
  • Bomb threat readiness and response for security officers. How to properly evacuate!
  • How to recognize possible terrorist activity around the facility/area. 
  • How to maintain proper documentation of security related activities. 


"What Would you do?" Management Tabletop Exercises (1 day)

Managment and Supervisory Crisis Readiness Tabletop Exercises

The tabletop exercise is a meeting to discuss a simulated emergency situation. Members of plant management and supervisory personnel review and discuss the actions they would take in a particular emergency, testing their emergency plan in an informal, low-stress environment. The tabletop exercises are used to clarify roles and responsibilities and to identify additional food defense and security mitigation and preparedness needs. The exercise should result in action plans for continued improvement of the emergency plan.

o Bomb Threat Call & Readiness Tabletop

o Suspicious Call Tabletop

o Threat of Intentional Adulteration Tabletop

o Hostile Employee/Visitor Tabletop

o Homeland Security Threat Advisory Tabletop