Awareness Certificate

The Intentional Adulteration rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act requires food defense awareness training for a variety of roles involved with food manufacturing and processing.

Emerging and evolving food threats from terrorism, sabotage, disgruntled employees, and economically motivated adulteration have increased the risks to brand reputation, customer satisfaction, and even consumer health. It is imperative that the food industry - from food manufacturing to restaurants and retail - understand their role in protecting against food defense risks. 

Berries on a factory lineThe online food defense awareness training designed by the Food Protection and Defense Institute specifically addresses these needs. Food industry employees who complete the online Food Defense Awareness Training will:  

  • Recognize the difference between food defense and food safety

  • Understand their role in protecting the food system from intentional adulteration
  • Be able to identify food defense vulnerabilities in the workplace
  • Learn the importance of the FSMA Intentional Adulteration Rule 

This training will help meet the Food Safety Modernization Act Intentional Adulteration rule requirements that employees at actionable process steps and their supervisors receive food defense awareness training.

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Corporate subscriptions are available. Please contact Deb Freedman at freedman@umn.edu for more information.