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This workshop not only addresses readiness for food defense, but also facility and employee protection and crisis situations, providing best practices related to security and crisis management. It will assist with designing GFSI CPO-compliant Crisis Management programs, as well as FSMA compliance for companies that are subject to the Food Defense rule. This workshop teaches common risks and vulnerabilities that may be applied to a food or agricultural facility. The same concepts also apply to any organization focused on protecting the safety of its products and its employees. The focus of this workshop is on identifying and responding to intentional adulteration of products, working with law enforcement, security cameras, and much more. It addresses best practices for violent situations (such as an active shooter) with real-life examples that will blow your mind!

The two-day course includes a hands-on, practical vulnerability assessment workshop. After this exercise, you will never see your facility the same way again! Rod Wheeler can also perform a professional vulnerability assessment as part of the course curriculum, if you bring the course to your facility. This is a great way to train all of your employees for a reasonable price.

Rod Wheeler is a former Washington, D.C. street cop and homicide detective, as well as a frequent correspondent on the national news. His unique way of looking at things cannot be replicated. His life experience has shown him a side of the world that most people don’t even think about, because their minds do not work that way. It’s unfortunate, but to be one step ahead of the criminal element, one must learn to think like a criminal. This course is full of tips. You will be amazed to see common situations presented in a new and engaging light.

Who Will Benefit

Any individual who works in an industry where they make a product for distribution would benefit from this course; it is applicable to every manufacturing sector, as well as any business open to the public. From the receptionist (who is arguably the most vulnerable individual in the facility) to the CEO, every single associate will walk away with a fresh understanding of crime and terrorism, as well as strategies to stay calm in a crisis and work with law enforcement to reclaim your business and avoid negative public relations.

What You Will Learn

  • Steps to perform a vulnerability assessment

  • Broad and focused mitigation strategies, with discussions of industry-specific applications that apply to individual attendees

  • FSMA-required components for mitigation strategies, including monitoring, verification, corrective action, and documentation

  • Common misconceptions and vulnerabilities often found in existing Food Defense and Crisis Management programs

  • Intentional Adulteration Rule (21 CFR 11 & 121) including industry exemptions and dates of compliance

  • Best practices surrounding topics such as: How to conduct internal tampering investigations, developing general security policies and procedures, handling hostile situations, and more!

If you are interested in having us present a workshop specifically designed for your organization at your own site, please call us at (407) 290-2754 or contact us below.


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