Intentional Adulteration Conducting Vulnerability Assessments

1 day Virtual IAVA Training
After you successfully finish IAVA,
You will receive IAVA Certificate


This 1 day live-virtual FSPCA conducting vulnerability assessments course will provide participants with the knowledge to implement the requirements of conducting a vulnerability assessment under the Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration (IA) regulation of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The course will teach you how to conduct vulnerability assessments using the three fundamental element methodology to complete your Food Defense Plan in a way that meets FSMA requirements. The Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration regulation (referred to as the IA rule) is aimed at preventing intentional adulteration from acts intended to cause wide-scale harm to public health, 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 course developed by the FSPCA is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA; successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a “food defense qualified individual” responsible for conducting a vulnerability assessment. These courses are taught by Lead Instructors trained by the FSPCA, who have been instructed in how to teach the FDA-recognized standardized curriculum.


Food Defense Coordinator

QA Directors and Managers

QA/Production Supervisors

Operations Managers

SQF/BRC Practitioners and Auditors

HACCP Coordinators

Food Safety Technicians


  • Group registration available during registration process.

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