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Preparing for a Security Vulnerability Assessment?

Our free white paper will tell you what you need to know before you begin.  BPS experts have written a white paper revealing lessons learned from more than 30 food defense security vulnerability and risk assessments in accordance with FSMA’s final intentional adulteration rule (IA rule), released by the FDA in May 2016.

Every site in the food and agricultural industry can benefit from prioritizing security.

Whether managing regulatory issues from the FDA or optimizing your site’s security plans and processes, BPS knows how to deliver solutions unique to your business.

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You don’t have to face these security concerns alone. Experts at BPS are ready to help you today.

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Check out this article about food defense by BPS founder Frank Pisciotta, CSC

Ask The Security Expert

  • Do you have questions about keeping your employees safe in the workplace?
  • Wondering if your security measures are adequate for your facility?
  • Or perhaps you need help with industry regulatory issues and don’t know where to start?

BPS President and Certified Security Consultant Frank Pisciotta is ready to point you in the right direction.  With over 3 decades of experience in security consulting, Frank has helped thousands of corporations, manufacturers, governments and healthcare facility managers keep their people and products safe.

Frank will personally respond to your questions within 24 hours.  Ask The Expert and start Eliminating Crime Before It Happens.

Food Defense Expertise

Our professionals include those who are FSPCA Food Defense certified and FPDI Trained/Certified in Food Defense, as well as an AIB Certified Food Defense Coordinator and ASIS International Food Defense and Agricultural Security Council member.

Additionally, BPS experts have facilitated many clients dealing with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Intentional Adulteration Rule (IA Rule). If you have IA Rule compliance requirements, contact us. After talking, we can provide a fixed proposal to you within 24 hours.

We are happy to share more about our food defense plan and food defense program development. Contact us today.

Security Consultant Services

Having worked with countless clients in the food, beverage and agricultural industries, BPS is well-situated to deal with the issues that can arise specific to your business. Let our professionals help:

  • Raise security awareness among all your food facility personnel to prevent incidents that everyone wants to avoid
  • Safeguard against brand integrity matters not covered by FSMA’s IA Rule
  • Identify potential enhancements to hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) process flow charts
  • Develop a food vulnerability assessment, complete with mitigation strategies
  • Assess security risks unique to your site, including access points and security training
  • Identify risk mitigation strategies

BPS experts know what steps you can take to keep your food and agricultural businesses, processes, people and products safe. Talk with us today.

Food & Agriculture Security Resources

IA Rule Guidance – The FDA finally released the third installment of the Guidance under the IA Rule.  As these documents came out in three installments, there are three disparate files.  BPS has integrated the three documents into one for your convenience. View the IA Rule Guidance document.

Did you know that your company can be FDA compliant but still have major exposure to intentional audulteration? Learn more by viewing the article “How Companies are Coping with Intentional Adulteration Rule Enforcement” as seen in Food Engineering Magazine, January 6, 2020.

The food and beverage industry is under pressure to implement programs to mitigate the insider threat for intentional adulteration incidents with wide-scale public health impact. The article “Food Defense and the Insider Threatby James T. Summers and Frank Pisciotta (Security Management, January 2020) addresses critical strategies in protecting the food and beverage supply from insider threats.

ASIS International Food Defense and Agriculture Security Council vice chair Frank Pisciotta shares insights in the July 2019 ASIS News article spotlighting the council.

Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration: Guidance for Industry is a resource to help you develop and implement a food defense plan in accordance with the IA rule’s requirements.

View the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) issued “final rule” requirements as part of the implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

Review the Regulatory Impact Analysis, Regulatory Flexibility Analysis and the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act Analysis of the FDA’s Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration.

The FSMA’s final intentional adulteration rule, released in May 2016, establishes a compliance framework for regulated facilities. Like counterterrorism laws for many industries, regulated facilities must prepare a security plan—in this case, a food defense plan—and conduct a vulnerability assessment to identify significant vulnerabilities that, if exploited, might cause widescale harm to public health, according to the FDA. The following article discusses the many elements of an effective food defense plan. “Raising the Bar: Food Defense” by Frank Pisciotta (Security Management, June 2018) 

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