Assessing Threat Vulnerability for Food Defence, Edition 2
£60.00 – £96.00
Assessing Threat Vulnerability for Food Defence – what’s new in Edition 2?
The book has been restructured, so that it flows through the raw material supply-chain to the product supply-chain. Now that GFSI have updated their standard, their benchmarking requirements give equal gravitas to both on site threats as they do supply chain threats, therefore the book has been equally sectioned, to allow the methodology to be used for either on site threats, supply chain threats, or of course, both.
GFSI and also the standards recognised by them, use a number of different terms such as food defence, food security and food fraud. In Edition 2 we explain how food fraud, food terrorism and food sabotage all sit together, under the one heading; food defence.
To support this view and to add further clarity, we have provided a simple way of naming the assessments; raw material vulnerability and product vulnerability, which is aligned with the structure of the book.
Review by Professor Chris Elliott
“The second edition of this book very much builds on the important topic of food defense and does so in a very well structured manner. The flow from raw material supply-chain, to the product supply-chain is a very logical and systematic approach to building the defenses needed, to counter the growing threats to the integrity of food businesses.
The scope of the new edition has also been widened to cover both BRC and GFSI standards, and the authors have updated their benchmarking requirements. What pleases me especially about this edition, is the view taken that food defense encompasses the very broad range of threats that emerge from the triple dangers associated with food fraud, food terrorism and food sabotage.
A modified vulnerability scoring system based on the likelihood of the threat occurring has been developed within this new edition. From my own experience the opportunity ‘to do harm’ is often foremost in the mind of the perpetrators in terms of doing the most damage without being caught.
The system devised by Adele Adams and Kassy Marsh, to provide a strong shield against the infiltration of food businesses by those wishing to cause damage, is a strong and robust one. It’s implementation will, without doubt leave your business better protected against those wishing to undertake criminal activity. While this is in many ways, a sad reflection of where we are currently, I’m afraid I do not see any room for complacency. Indeed, all indications that I pick up, are that such barriers are growingly viewed as an essential part of doing business in the food arena.”