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Safe Food En Route, LLC
Safe Food En Route, LLC

Intentional Adulteration Vulnerability Assessment (IAVA) Course

The Intentional Adulteration regulation is one of several regulations required in the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).  This course is aimed at preventing intentional adulteration from acts intended to cause wide-scale public health harm, including acts of terrorism targeting the food supply. 

The regulation requires that certain activities must be completed by a “Food Defense Qualified Individual” who has successfully completed training in the conduct of a vulnerability assessment. 

This 6.5-hour course developed by the FSPCA and taught by a Lead Instructor trained by the FSPCA is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by the FDA; successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a “Food Defense Qualified individual” responsible for conducting a vulnerability assessment.

Participants will learn how to apply the Three Fundamental Elements method in conducting the vulnerability assessment.  A certificate of completion will be awarded by the FSPCA upon successful course completion.  Participants must attend the entire course and participate in activities for successful completion of the course.


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(1 day)



Registration Fee

(includes certificate fee)

Course is closed

Who should take this course:
  • Food Safety Directors, Managers, Supervisors, Technicians
  • Operations Managers, Supervisors
  • Food Safety Team Members
  • SQF Practitioners/BRC Professionals
  • Personnel responsible for conducting vulnerability assessments (VAs) using the 3 Fundamental Elements.

Course book & workbook are provided electronically to participants or may be purchased by the participant through the FSPCA or Amazon. (Link provided at registration)

Technical Requirements

Participants must have audio visual capabilities, a reliable internet connection, speakers, microphone and webcam capability.  Visual monitoring is conducted throughout the entire course.