The leading provider of Food Defense solutions
Food Defense is the protection of the food supply from the intentional contamination of food, as compared to Food Safety which is the protection of the food supply from unintentional contamination. The intentional contamination may come from an angry employee, a criminal element, a dishonest competitor or an organized terrorist.
The government is working to "Prevent, Detect and Respond" to an intentional act of contamination. Industry can have the most impact in the prevention of a contamination event, by instituting mitigating measures that reduce the risk of intentional contamination.
Periscope Consulting is among the top Food Defense consultants in the world. We have worked closely with the Food Defense experts at USDA FSIS, the FDA, and the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). We have developed and presented workshop material at home and abroad.
We developed the Food Defense Plan Builder tool that USDA FAS and FDA are using in an expanding number of countries including Peru, Panama, the Philippines, China, Vietnam and Mexico (with an improved version under development for domestic use by the FDA). We bring a wealth of practical, industrial experience to our work and a comprehensive set of offerings to enhance your Food Defense.
Food Defense Plans
The secret sauce that makes a Food Defense Plan valuable is in the mitigation measures put in place to reduce risk. The creation of a Food Defense Plan requires us to consider a number of basic mitigation measures, assessing what we are currently doing and what we can do to mitigate risk. The documentation of a Food Defense Plan holds us accountable to those measures, requiring ourselves to close any gaps, and provide a baseline for continuous improvement.
Periscope Consulting offers a comprehensive mix of services in Plan Development, Plan Implementation and Plan Sustainability. See the offerings listed below for a collection of services which can be customized to your needs (click above or on the lists below for more information). Periscope Consulting will also review your existing plan and compare it to what is currently being used in industry.
CARVER plus Shock is currently the most thorough and widely used method of vulnerability assessment. The FDA has developed software to use support this method.
Periscope Consulting is an expert user of the CARVER plus Shock software. We can perform this vulnerability assessment for you, as well as discuss alternatives.
Our most popular package for one plant operations:
Food Defense Plan Review
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