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Intentional Adulteration Vulnerability Assessment (IAVA) Training Course

Intentional Adulteration Vulnerability Assessment (IAVA) Training Course from SGS – gain the knowledge to assess the vulnerability of food to intentional adulteration based on US FDA FSMA requirements.

Intentional adulteration of food can cause widespread harm to public health. This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to conduct vulnerability assessments according to the US FDA FSMA Intentional Adulteration rule (21 CFR part 121).

Course Details

On completion of this course, you will have the knowledge to:

  • Understand a food defense plan (FDP) and the history of intentional adulteration
  • Describe intentional adulteration and the importance of mitigating its likelihood of occurrence
  • Understand vulnerability assessment and the preliminary steps required
  • Assemble a food defense team
  • Describe the product and process steps under evaluation
  • Identify the key activity types (KAT) and the significant vulnerabilities
  • Combine the key activity types and the fundamental elements
  • Minimize accessibility of the product to an inside attacker
  • Reduce the ability of an inside attacker to contaminate the product

In order to adapt to your learning style and needs, this course is available as classroom based, virtual instructor led training (VILT). Depending on the selected method, this course can be delivered over 1 day or 8 hours.

Course certification

On completion of this course, you will be issued a “Certificate of Attendance”.

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There are no prerequisites for this course. Prior knowledge of food defense and the Intentional Adulteration rule is beneficial, but not required.

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