Understanding & Implementing TACCP & VACCP Virtual - Tutor Led (Food Safety)

1 Day Level 1 – Introduction

Held in collaboration with iqms Learning, Understanding and Implementing Threat Assessment & Critical Control Points (TACCP) and Vulnerability Assessment & Critical Control Points (VACCP) one day course is based on the requirements of PAS 96:2017 ‘Guide to protecting and defending food and drink from deliberate attack’.

We have no public courses scheduled for this course right now, get in touch to find out more about booking an in-house training course, call 0800 052 2424 or email us.

Course aims

The purpose of PAS 96:2017 is to guide food business managers through approaches and procedures intended to improve the resilience of supply chains to fraud or other forms of attack. These include economically motivated adulteration, malicious contamination, extortion and counterfeiting. It aims to assure the authenticity and safety of food by minimizing the chance of an attack and mitigating the consequences of a successful attack.

This course covers TACCP as a framework which can be applied to assess both threats from ideologically motivated actors (TACCP) or food fraud (vulnerability of raw materials) from economically motivated attacks (VACCP).

Delegates will learn the tools and techniques needed to assess hazards and risks to business, process and product. TACCP provides a process for the identification, evaluation and mitigation of threats that are faced on and off the manufacturer’s site.

The course will consist of:

  • PAS 96:2017 & TACCP – Terms & Definitions

  • The difference between threat and vulnerability assessments

  • Introduction to Vulnerability and Threat Assessment Critical Control Point (TACCP)

  • How Threat Assessment tools can be used for Vulnerability Assessment

  • Conducting a TACCP Study

  • Conducting the Threat Assessment

  • The different requirements contained within GFSI recognised standards

What will I learn?

Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the difference between HACCP / TACCP / VACCP

  • Recognise the different types of threats

  • Classify the different types of aggressors

  • Develop a TACCP / VACCP system

Is this course right for me?

This course is aimed at:

  • Senior Management and their representatives

  • Technical and Quality Managers

  • Those considering implementing a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) approved FSMS in their organisation

  • Auditors

  •  Trainers and Consultants


All delegates will be awarded a certificate verifying attendance and completion of the course.

What else do I need to know? (Public courses only)

  • Dress code - Smart casual

  • Food & refreshments - You will be provided with lunch and refreshments throughout the day for the entire course. Please do let us know if you have any allergies or specific dietary requirements.

  • Proof of attendance - You will be sent a certificate of attendance following your training.

  • What to bring - You don't need to bring anything with you. You will be loaned a copy of the relevant standard(s) for reference and will be provided with writing materials and a copy of the presentation.

Why choose NQA training?

  • Expert trainers – All of our trainers have a wealth of experience and expertise in their field and are eager to pass this onto you in an effective way that you can take away and utilise.

  • Quality assured – Our trainers are assessed by delegates both annually and after each course. 99% of attendees scored overall trainer delivery, skills and knowledge as good or very good.

  • Interactive learning – We see the importance of practical and hands on learning so we have built this into all of our courses to further deepen your knowledge and engagement.

  • Small class sizes – Our courses all have a maximum of 12 delegates to ensure you are getting the best learning experience possible.

  • A learning journey – We offer a step-by-step training journey to help you improve over time. From introduction courses all the way up to our lead auditor training. We are always developing new training to keep up with the changing world of ISO standards.

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