Food Defence and Food Fraud Course (FS11)

Food defence and food fraud play an integral part in food safety and the requirements are written into various food safety standards such as IFS, BRC and FSSC 22000.

Both topics deal with the intentional adulteration of food products by persons who want to gain financially or cause intentional harm to consumers.  This is also called “food crime”.

Our cost-effective food safety courses are presented by industry experts. It is fun, engaging and interactive with practical examples and activities. Delegates write an assessment at the end of the course and will receive a handout and certificate of attendance.

We are based in Port Elizabeth and service the following provinces in South Africa:

  • Eastern Cape
  • Western Cape
  • Gauteng
  • KwaZulu-Natal (KZN)

Course Level

Intermediate Food Safety course

Course Duration

1 Day

Minimum Requirements

A basic understanding of HACCP is required before attending this course. We recommend first attending our Introduction to HACCP course or HACCP for the HACCP Team course.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Food Safety and Quality.
  • Introduction to Food Defence and Food Fraud.
  • The role of Food Safety Management Systems in Food Defense and Food Fraud.

Food Defence:

  • Type of threats and hazards.
  • Instigators and aggressors.
  • Mitigation strategies.
  • Food defence vulnerability assessment.
  • The TACCP (Threat Assessment and Critical Control Points) tool will be explained and provided for practical purposes.

Food Fraud:

  • Different types of Food Fraud.
  • Mitigation strategies.
  • The VACCP (Vulnerability Assessment and Critical Control Points) tool will be provided and explained for practical purposes.


Who Should Attend?

  • All food handlers
  • Business owners or any person in charge of food premises
  • QA managers
  • QC managers
  • Production managers
  • Supervisors
  • HACCP team


This is a complementary course and after completing this course we recommend attending any of our food safety courses as long as the minimum requirements are met for those courses.

You can link to our food safety training page for more information from HERE.

Training Calendar

You can find a list of training events for this course in our Training Calendar.

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