Food defence is not the same as food safety. Food defence focuses on protecting the product from intentional / malicious contamination, with a variety of chemicals, biological agents or other harmful substances by people who want to do us harm. A Food Defence Plan will help us to maintain a safe working environment for you (our employees), protect our business and provide a safe, quality product to our customers Because BRC says so!! A person or persons may tamper with food for a variety of reasons, including: trying to draw attention to a "cause" by getting free publicity extortion for personal gain mischief or prank Terrorism revenge, by causing financial loss or ruining a company's reputation Disgruntled Employees Contractors Visitors Suspect Suppliers Lorry Drivers Temporary Employees Activist Groups Terrorist Groups November 1984 - At 3.10 pm on Saturday, 17 November 1984, New Scotland Yard received a telephone call from the Sunday Mirror informing the police that they had just received a telephone call from the Animal Liberation Front stating that Mars bars throughout the country had been injected with rat poison. That telephone call was followed by the receipt at the Sunday Mirror of a Mars bar and a letter from the ALF, in which the ALF claimed to have adulterated Mars bars in London, Leeds, York, Southampton and Coventry 1985 Austria - Millions of gallons of Austrian wine was being laced with diethylene glycol, a component of some kinds of antifreeze. The substance, which can cause brain and kidney damage, was found to have been added to the wine as a sweetening agent as the grape were not as sweet as in previous years July 2005- Foreign objects (glass and a needle) were found in the packaging of Kingsmill sliced bread produced by Allied Bakeries, Orpington bakery in Kent. The objects were found inside the bread packaging and were not embedded in the bread. It lasted for 18 months with 5 separately reported incidents and was investigated by the police. CCTV in the production areas and checks on staff coming and going from the plant were implemented 2008 - babies in China became ill, including fatalities, having been fed formula milk contaminated with the industrial chemical melamine. Melamine was added to the milk formula to artificially inflate the reading for protein levels. 2 men involved in this case were condemned to death by the Chinese authorities February 2009 - Paul Bentley, who was accused of scattering a food factory with peanuts, had the charges against him dropped as the jury failed to reach a verdict. The factory where he worked had to be closed and cleaned at a cost of £1.2m. Conduct a Food Defence Assessment looking for any vulnerabilities at TasteTech Develop a Food Defence Plan identify costeffective preventive actions that can be taken to minimize those vulnerabilities Implement the Food Defence Plan implement procedures and actions to address any gaps found Review the Plan at least annually to check that the implemented actions are actually minimising the risk of intentional contamination Supplier & Raw Material Approval – completed for all new suppliers and every 3 years for existing suppliers Transport Code of Practice – all Hauliers are required to sign by way of approval Site Security Policy – explained on induction empowering you to stop anyone who is unaccompanied & unidentified from entering the production areas so long as it is safe to do so! Goods In Inspections – inspections of incoming goods Key Coded Doors – at all factory entrances CCTV – All external areas Visitors & Contractors – accompanied at all times where required & identified with visitor badges Recall Procedures – giving us the ability to recall product from the market if needed Proof of ID – for all staff at commencement of employment and for visitors and contactors Key Audit - to include drugs cabinet, Janitol IBC, front doors, etc Coded Doors- change the codes on the restricted area doors regularly (at least 6 monthly), especially when an employee leaves Booking in system for Goods In - advance notification from suppliers (by phone, email or fax) to be obtained for all incoming deliveries New Employee Checks - Make reference checks (personal & professional) & Verify previous employment To make this work we need your help as YOU are our FIRST line of defence: Follow company food defence plan and procedures. Inspect your work area and surrounding areas. Recognize anything out of the ordinary. Secure all ingredients, supplies, and finished product. Tell management if you notice anything unusual or suspicious. Any questions?