Product defence

Managing the product defence system

£26.00 (plus VAT)

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This training is designed for:
Staff who are accountable or responsible for managing the product defence system.

Upon completion of this course, you’ll know what’s required to manage, develop and implement an effective system, build and train your product defence team.

This course explains how the product defence system must protect the supply-chain, so that you understand the key aspects of the supply-chain and how they must be managed.

It explains custody and how the chain of custody is critical to the scope of your product defence system, so that you can define what should be and shouldn’t be included in the system.

The course provides the roles and responsibilities for members of the product defence team, so that you know how to select the team.

6 mini role-based trainings for your product defence team

There are a total of 6 mini trainings in this series. Managing the product defence system is the second. You can complete the other mini trainings or go for our super course which contains all 6 (saving you £26):

Unit 1 – Understanding product defence

Unit 2 – Managing the product defence system. (this mini training).

Unit 3 – Identifying vulnerabilities upstream.

Unit 4 – Identifying internal vulnerabilities.

Unit 5 – Identifying vulnerabilities downstream.

Unit 6 – Assessing and protecting vulnerable threats.

This training has been designed to meet the following sections of the standards:

Food Safety
Issue 8
Issue 6
Agents & Brokers
Issue 3
Storage & Distribution
Issue 4
4.2.1, 5.4.1 (Issue 9) training of product defence team

5.4.3 Output from the vulnerability assessment

4.2.3 Authorised access (protection measures)

5.4.1 Provision of knowledge and information

This course is compliant to BRCGS Issue 9 draft as well!

3.8.2 Vulnerability assessment

4.4.1 Risk assessment of security

3.8.1 Obtaining information

4.8.2 Vulnerability assessments

4.8.1 Provision of knowledge and information Vulnerability assessment Vulnerability assessment review

4.2.1 Threat assessment Information


FSSC 22000
Version 5.1
IFS Food
Version 7
SQF Food Manufacturing Edition 9 Documented threat assessment procedure Documented food fraud mitigation procedure and c) Food defence plan and c) Food fraud plan

6.1, 4.20.1 Roles, responsibilities and training

6.2* Methodology and review

6.3 Monitoring

4.20.3* Documented food fraud mitigation plan

4.20.4* Review,, Roles, responsibilities and training i) and ii) Methods, responsibilities and criteria for sabotage and terrorism Methods, responsibilities and criteria for food fraud vulnerability, Review

We recommend that you complete the mini training ‘Understanding product defence‘ before taking any of the other courses in the product defence series.

It provides the foundation of the basic understanding of product defence. This allows additional learning to be overlayed, producing a gradual learning experience – preventing the learner from becoming overwhelmed.

Understanding product defence‘ will automatically be added to your cart when you purchase this course.

About the training

‘Managing the product defence system’ will teach you the principles of how to develop, implement and maintain an effective system.

The course includes exercises and takes approx. 75 minutes without breaks.

The test is made up of 25 multiple-choice questions. 70% is required to pass and gain a certificate. The test is open book and retakes are free of charge.

On completion of this course, you’ll know how to manage the product defence system. This includes developing and implementing a procedure, identifying and training the team and putting a review system in place.


The term chain of custody has been in the standard for many years now, but it’s not widely understood. This course explains what custody means in relation to product defence and then builds on that to explain both chain of custody and scope of custody – which are both key aspects of the system.

The supply-chain

Product defence including fraud is a requirement in all food related BRCGS standards. This means that even packaging manufacturers must carry out an assessment. This course explains why this is the case, so that you understand what aspects are applicable to you.


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