Food Defense is an important element in protecting your business and consumers from internal and external threats.
It encompasses a range of potential threats from relatively common tamper hoaxes to less probable terrorist attacks. Searching the web for “product tampering” or “product tampering employee” gives numerous examples to illustrate that the threat is real. Often supply chain or manufacturing threats can be mitigated to reduce a wide range of threats. For example, putting a locking lid on a vat can reduce a wide range of potential intentional attacks.
Food Defense Programs shall be developed to reduce the risks from both internal and external threats in order to protect your customers.
The FSSC 22000 Scheme version 4.1 has been extended with clauses related to Food Defense. Although in ISO 22002-1 chapter 18 this topic was addressed, it is now aligned with new GFSI requirements and taken to the management system level, making it a part of the management responsibility process. The new FSSC requirements have become mandatory from January 1, 2018.
to download the new guidance document on Food Defense. (Fonte: http://www.fssc22000.com)