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Webinar On Demand


Food Defense: How to Comply with FSMA’s New
Intentional Adulteration Rule 

Learn about FSMA's Intentional Adulteration rule, what it means for your facility, and how to build your food defense plan to comply.


FSMA’s Intentional Adulteration final rule was published in May 2016.  Also referred to as the “food defense rule,” it is intended to protect the food supply from potential large-scale public harm that could threaten consumers and put your bottom line at risk. The rule requires facilities to create a written food defense plan in which they must identify areas of their operation vulnerable to intentional adulteration and devise strategies to mitigate that risk.

Do you have a robust food defense plan in place? View our webinar to learn about the final rule, what it means for your facility, and how to build your food defense plan to comply.


Key Takeaways:

  • Adopt your food defense plan now so you will be prepared to implement when FDA begins enforcement in the next 3 years
  • Your food defense plan must include written vulnerability assessments, mitigation strategies, monitoring procedures, corrective action plans, and procedures for food defense verification
  • Employees are your best defenders: establish a culture of trust and a “see something, say something” policy
  • It is extremely important to develop employees’ behavioral skills so that they know what to do if an intentional adulteration event takes place

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Featured Panelists


John W. Larkin, Ph.D.
Dr. John W. Larkin is the Research Director at the Food Protection and Defense Institute (FPDI).  Dr. Larkin manages the research program of FPDI, which includes research conducted at FPDI and projects funded by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the FPDI. Research areas include agent detection, supply chain, information sharing, risk analysis, and economically motivated adulteration. Dr. Larkin joined FPDI after 27 years with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, where he managed a research program on shelf-stable and extended shelf-life foods, and evaluated pertinent regulatory issues for technology used to preserve food.


Holly Mockus
Holly Mockus is the Senior Product Manager at Alchemy. Holly has over 30 years of experience in the food industry with companies including ConAgra, Kellogg, and Sara Lee. She has held leadership positions in food safety, quality assurance, sanitation, and plant regulatory affairs. She was honored with the 2013 SQF Outstanding Achievement Award and was named 2016 Food Logistics Champion. Holly is passionate about the importance of training in the food industry.