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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.

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  • 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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