Food Defense Manager

Course Length: 8 Hours

Discover the tools, tips, and tricks needed to develop and implement your facility’s Food Defense Plan. Developed with the Food Protection and Defense Institute at the University of Minnesota, Food Defense Manager provides a comprehensive walkthrough of procedures and assessments easily integrated into your existing practice. You’ll walk away with practical strategies to better understand, prevent, and manage intentional adulteration threats.

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University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota


  • Understand the foundations of Food Defense
  • Improve knowledge of the FSMA IA Rule
  • Build an effective Food Defense Plan
  • Seamlessly integrate your Food Defense Plan
  • Satisfy FSMA 21 CFR 121.4(b)(2) training requirements


Learn industry best practices, glean real-world insights, and take away practical advice from Alchemy’s expert consultants. Topics covered include:

Module 1:
  • What Is Food Defense
Module 2:
  • FSMA Intentional Adulteration Rule Overview

Module 3:
  • Food Defense Roles
Module 4:
  • Food Defense Risk Analysis Model

Module 5:
  • Food Defense Plans – Vulnerability Assessment by Key Activity Types
Module 6:
  • Food Defense Plans – Identification and Explanation of Mitigation Strategies

Module 7:
  • Food Defense Plans – Management Components
Module 8:
  • Food Defense Preparedness Programs

Who Should Register?

This course is best suited for food industry professionals who develop and implement their facility’s Food Defense Plan, mitigation strategies, and vulnerability assessments. Roles title may include:

  • Food Safety Manager
  • Plant Manager
  • Quality Control Manager
  • Production manager
  • Maintenance Manger
  • Supervisors
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