Food Defence


This one-day course is designed to provide attendees with a thorough understanding of Food Defense.

The course is designed to help you know how to protect your brand and your facility from intentional harm. This will drive the requirement for a robust food defense plan.

Learn how to conduct a vulnerability assessment and develop your food defense plan

What You’ll Do –

  • Understand the definitions of food defence
  • View case studies
  • Review vulnerability assessments
  • Implementation of a food defence plan
Learning Assessment: A a 10-question multiple-choice exam follows the conclusion of the course. Upon successful completion of the course requirements (attendance and passing score of 65% or greater) participants will receive an NSF Certificate of Accomplishment.


At the end of the program, you will be able to:

  • Analyze the risks in your process and determine vulnerable areas in your operations
  • Differentiate between Vulnerability Analysis and Critical Control Point (VACCP) and Threat Assessment and Critical Control Point (TACCP)
  • Begin to document your food defense plan
Develop and implement mitigation strategies to protect against intentional adulteration

What's Included

NSF is committed to accommodating the learning requirements of all of our stakeholders. If you require special assistance for any reason, please contact one week prior to your class.

Who should attend

  • Certification Managers
  • Facility Managers
  • Food Safety & Quality Personnel
  • HACCP Personnel
  • Ingredient Suppliers
  • Operations/Maintenance/Sanitation
  • Owners/Operations of Food Business
  • Plant Managers/Supervisors
  • Process Engineers
  • Product Development/R&D/Food Technologists
  • Production Managers/Supervisors
  • QA/QC Personnel
  • Quality Systems Managers & Personnel
  • Regulatory Authorities & Personnel
  • Risk & Compliance Managers
  • SQF Certified Suppliers
  • SQF Practitioners
  • SQF Personnel
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Security Managers involved in managing food operations or having responsibility for security

Duration (in days)

in the next months