Part 7 - Preventive Food Defense Procedures

Secure Employee/Visitor Procedures

The company has a documented food defense plan and a person has been designated to oversee it.

Name:

Food defense training has been provided to all employees.

Employees are aware of whom in management they should contact about potential security problems/issues.

Name of management representative:

Visitors are required to check in (showing proof of identity) and out, when entering/leaving the facility.

The purpose of visitation to site is verified before admittance to the facility.

Visitors are prohibited from the packing/storage areas unless accompanied by an employee.

Incoming and outgoing employee and visitor vehicles to and from the site are subject to inspection.

Parked vehicles belonging to employees and visitors display a decal or placard issued by the facility.

Staff is prohibited from bringing personal items into the handling or storage areas.

Staff access in the facility is limited to the area of their job function and unrestricted areas.

Management is aware of which employee should be on the premises, and the area they are assigned to.

A system of positive identification of employees has been established and is enforced.

Secure Facility Procedures

Uniforms, name tags, or identification badges are collected from employees prior to the termination of employment.

The mailroom is located away from the packing/storage facilities.

Computer access is restricted to specific personnel.

A system of traceability of computer transactions has been established.

A minimum level of background checks has been established for all employees.

Routine security checks of the premises are performed for signs of tampering, criminal or terrorist activity.

Perimeter of facility is secured by fencing or other deterrent.

Checklists are used to verify the security of doors, windows, and other points of entry.

All keys to the establishment are accounted for.

The facility has an emergency lighting system.

The facility is enclosed.

Storage or vehicles/containers/trailers/railcars that are not being used are kept locked.

Delivery schedules have been established.

The off-loading of incoming materials is supervised.

The organization has an established policy for rejecting deliveries.

Unauthorized deliveries are not accepted.

The company does not accept returned (empty) containers for packing of product unless they are sanitized containers intended for reuse.

The facility has a program in place to inspect product returned to the facility for tampering.

The company has identified the individual(s), with at least one backup, who are responsible for recalling the product.

The company has performed a successful mock recall of product to the facility.

Product imported from outside the United States is segregated from domestic product.

Allergens handled by the facility are segregated from products to avoid cross contamination.

Floor plans, product flow plans, and/or segregation charts are in a secure location.

The organization has registered with the FDA and has been issued a registration number (do not record the number on checklist).

Conclusion: Part 7 - Preventive Food Defense Procedures

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