Product defence

Understanding product defence

£26.00 (plus VAT)

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This training is designed for:
Those accountable or responsible for managing the product defence system and members of the product defence team.

Upon completion of this course, you’ll understand product defence so you can complete other mini trainings in this series.

This course explains the terms used in product defence, so that you can understand the requirements and apply them confidently.

It explains how fraud, sabotage and terrorism sit under the heading of product defence, so that you understand the scope for when you need to manage, create, or maintain the plan.

The course demystifies VACCP, TACCP and explains how threats and vulnerabilities can’t be separated, so that the you understand the key requirements for a compliant threat and vulnerability assessment.

Product defence – a complicated subject, simplified!

TACCP, VACCP, authenticity, food defence, food fraud, vulnerability, threat assessments – and the list of confusing terms goes on and on! It’s no wonder that the subject of product defence has everyone scratching their heads. If you find this subject confusing, you’re not alone.

This mini training resolves that problem in less than an hour. This course is the straight talking that you’ve come to expect from Techni-K. We tackle the confusion head on and provide you with a clear way of working including simple terms and explanations.

Complete this course and you’ll have a really good base of understanding of the topic, which will allow you to then build on your training and build your confidence in this complex subject.

6 mini trainings

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

Unit 1 – Understanding product defence (this mini training).

Unit 2 – Managing the product defence system.

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
5.4.1 – 5.4.4 Product authenticity, chains of custody

4.2.1 – 4.2.3 Site security and product defence

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

3.8 Product authenticity, chains of custody

4.4 Site security and product defence

4.8 Product authenticity

4.3.1 Product security/ food defence

3.5.3 Product fraud risk management


4.2.1, 4.2.2 Site security and product defence

5.2.1, 5.2.2 Vehicle security

10.3.3 Product fraud risk management


FSSC 22000
Version 5.1
IFS Food
Version 7
SQF Food Manufacturing Edition 9
2.5.4 Food fraud mitigation

2.5.3 Food defense

4.20 Food fraud

6 Food defence plan

2.7.1 Food defense plan

2.7.2 Food fraud

About the training

‘Understanding product defence’ will teach you a general understanding to the subject of product defence, including food fraud, how this impacts other food related products (such as packaging) and product security.

The course includes exercises and takes approx. 50 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 have a good understanding of the subject of product defence. This will allow you to progress onto other role-based mini trainings; to learn how to identify threats and vulnerabilities, assess and protect them, and manage the overall system.

product defence terms

Explanation of product defence terms

There are many new terms that you need to understand for product defence.

This course explains those terms and provides you simple definitions to use, so you can be confident talking about the subject to colleagues, team members and auditors.

food fraud and other materials

How does food fraud relate to other materials?

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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