Resources for a Proactive Food Defense Program
When it comes to food defense, a single incident can have a disastrous consequence to your brand. Tyco Integrated Security has implemented a solid food defense methodology called the Four A’s – Assess, Access, Alert and Audit – to proactively help protect food throughout the entire food supply chain, from production through distribution to eventual point of sale.
What Are The Four A's of Food Defense?
Hear from the experts on how the Four A’s of a proactive Food Defense program can deliver the actionable intelligence to protect your food supply chain.
Tyco Integrated Security's Food Defense Whitepaper Series focuses on key issues facing security and supply chain practitioners in the Food and Beverage Industry.
Join our LinkedIn group where members share ideas and best practices on actionable intelligence and proactive food defense programs.
Food & Beverage
As a food or beverage manufacturer or distributor, your products and profits can be compromised in a variety of ways — from cargo theft to a coordinated attack on the nation’s food supply. You need food defense strategies to counter all of these threats. Tyco Integrated Security can implement best-in-class methods for food defense that provides actionable intelligence to help you protect your valued brand. In today’s 24x7 social media world, if something goes wrong at any point in an increasingly global supply chain, the damage can result not only in financial losses, but also a reputation management crisis. That’s why it’s so important to have a proactive plan that provides comprehensive food protection, whether you’re an ingredient supplier, a manufacturer or a distributor.
Comprehensive Monitoring and Reporting for FSMA Compliance
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) of 2011 is the most significant expansion of food safety requirements and FDA food safety authority in over 70 years. The focus is on implementing preventive controls to protect against food adulteration incidents from happening versus reacting to events after they occur.
At Tyco Integrated Security we can show you how to effectively implement preventive food defense controls to address a number of critical concerns, including:
- Strengthening points of vulnerability everywhere along your supply chain
- Food adulteration countermeasures in both manufacturing and transport
- Access control and personnel authorization
- Monitoring of sensitive data with video and a variety of sensors along with response plans for any trigger events
With our comprehensive understanding of FSMA, we can deliver industry-leading security solutions that provide full legal compliance while helping to reduce risks to your products and profits.
Leading the Industry in Protecting the Food Chain
Deliberate contamination of the food supply is one of the easiest ways to harm large segments of the population. This not only has vital national security ramifications, but a single incident could critically damage your company.
Tyco Integrated Security is working closely with private industry, government agencies and other security resources to continuously improve our strategies and tactics to help protect not only our clients, but the public at large. Some of these actions are kept secret for obvious reasons, but here are a couple of examples:
We are certified by the Department of Homeland Security’s Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies (SAFETY) Act. This provides our clients with legal protection in the event of a terrorist attack.
We conduct an annual Food Defense Strategy Exchange that pulls together key officials from the FDA, USDA, leading researchers from academia, and innovative corporate practitioners to address the most challenging issues in protecting the whole food supply chain from intentional food adulteration. It is the only event in the industry exclusively focused on Food Defense.
We are continuously striving to improve our methods so that our clients are always proactively protecting their business instead of reacting to contain a crisis.
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The NFSSC 34th Annual Conference and Expo (August 4-7) brings together industry professionals for educational networking, benchmarking and development opportunities.
Join us at the 2013 Food Safety Summit on April 30th - May 2nd. The conference provides useful food safety information and solutions to those responsible for assuring food safety across the food supply chain.