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 / Intentional Adulteration / Food Defense Qualified Individual / IA Conducting Vulnerability Assessments using Key Activity Types

Who should take the course?

  • Food professionals who wish to conduct vulnerability assessments (VAs) using the Key Activity Types (KAT) Method only.

  • This course is strongly recommended before taking the IA Conducting Vulnerability Assessments course which uses the three fundamental elements method.

Delivery Methods

  • Asynchronous Learning: 100% self-paced online delivery with no Lead Instructors present physically or virtually. Estimated seat time: 45-62 minutes.

$169.00 USD

FSPCA IA Conducting Vulnerability Assessments using Key Activity Types 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 identify and implement mitigation strategies at actionable process steps identified by a vulnerability assessment (21 CFR 121.135). The regulation further requires that individuals identifying and explaining the mitigation strategies “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.

FSPCA IA Conducting Vulnerability Assessments using Key Activity Types 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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