Intentional Adulteration Rule Compliance, Vulnerability Assessment and Food Defense Plans

Food Defense Plans are required under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Intentional Adulteration Rule (IA Rule). For more information, view this short training video on the FDA’s Intentional Adulteration Rule.


What you need to do now:

Prepare an IA Rule compliant food defense plan which must include...

  • A written vulnerability assessment
  • Written mitigation strategies, including require explanations
  • Written procedures for
    • Monitoring
    • Corrective actions
    • Verification
  • Training
  • Records

FDA inspections will start in July 2019 where FDA food safety inspectors will conduct phase one “Quick Check” Inspections to confirm that you are aware of the IA Rule and have a food defense plan in place with all of the required components as described above. Read more information on Inspector Violation Reporting Facts.

What BPS can do to get you ready for your upcoming Food Defense Inspection:

BPS has a team of qualified food defense and physical security experts who can facilitate a “key activity type” vulnerability assessment at your site to identify any significant vulnerabilities and actionable process steps as required by law. Our process typically takes 1.5 to 3 days on site (not including prep time) depending on the size and complexity of your operation.

Contact Us! to discuss your IA Rule compliance requirements. We can provide a fixed proposal to you within 24 hours.


Food Defense Plan Preparation Made Easy

Compliance with the Intentional Adulteration Rule will never be easier.
Contact BPS today to determine how we can work together to comply with the FSMA.
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