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 / Intentional Adulteration / Food Defense Qualified Individual / IA Food Defense Plan Preparation and Reanalysis Course

Who should take the course?

  • Food professionals who prepare the Food Defense Plan and/or who conduct Reanalysis activities

Delivery Methods

  • Asynchronous Learning: 100% self-paced online delivery with no Lead Instructors present physically or virtually. Estimated seat time: 2-3 hours.

$109.00 USD

FSPCA IA Food Defense Plan Preparation and Reanalysis Course

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Final Rule on Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration (21 CFR Part 121) (IA Rule) regulation is intended to protect food from intentional acts of adulteration where there is an intent to cause wide scale public health harm. The regulation requires covered facilities to prepare, or have prepared, and implement a written food defense plan (21 CFR 121.126) and conduct a reanalysis of the food defense plan (21 CFR 121.157). The regulation further requires that individuals preparing the food defense plan and performing reanalysis “have successfully completed training for the specific function at least equivalent to that received under a standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by FDA or be otherwise qualified through job experience to conduct the activities” (21 CFR 121.4(c)(2)). This training developed by the FSPCA is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA; successfully completing this course is one way to meet this training requirement. Although this training contains some information about incorporating vulnerability assessments and mitigation strategies into a food defense plan, this training is not intended to be the standardized curriculum for food defense qualified individuals responsible for  conducting a vulnerability assessment or identifying and explaining mitigation strategies.

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FSPCA IA Food Defense Plan Preparation and Reanalysis Online Course PDF

The FSPCA Intentional Adulteration online course PDFs are being made available publicly in keeping with transparency of FSPCA course material. However, the PDF versions do not represent the full experience of participating in the online courses.


Please Note

  • If applicable, this public PDF version of the course does not include the assessments, course interactions, or videos.

  • FSPCA course certificates are only issued at the completion of the full online courses.

  • The transcripts (words spoken during the online course) are included at the end of the PDFs rather than interspersed throughout as in the full online versions.

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