Tuesday, December 5, 2017  | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017  | 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Food defense is one of the primary, new requirements under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). One of the main requirements is for food facilities to have a food defense plan. Companies are being challenged each day with new opportunities to better protect their assets, their employees, products and all their stakeholders. FDA expectations for higher security at food companies across the nation are rising. A company's survival could depend on how prepared they are to prevent and respond when disaster strikes.

CIFT, in partnership with Savour Food Safety International, is proud to present Rod Wheeler, founder of the Global Food Defense Institute, to bring this exciting, one-of-a-kind course from the only authority on food defense.

Rod is a nationally recognized expert in criminal investigation, law enforcement, Food Defense (FSMA) and a motivational speaker.

As the former Director of the Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness with the Food Products Association in Washington D.C., Rod created and developed an entire series of Homeland Security & Defense programs, to support many food processing, manufacturing and retail corporations in developing and implementing food safety, facility safety and security plans, procedures, guidelines and food tampering investigations.  He also appears on FOX News Channel as a Law Enforcement/ Crime Analyst on air contributor.

Here is a brief list of the major topics covered during this two day workshop:

• Food Defense Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
• Situational Response: Product Tampering and Threat Response
• Understanding Economically Motivated Adulteration (Food Fraud)
• Understanding Food Defense Audit requirements
• Developing Your Facility General Security Plans and Programs
• Conducting Security Vulnerability Assessments
• Handling Crisis Management and Hostile Situations
• Workplace Violence Programs

For the full agenda, click here.

Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their laptops to the workshop.  There will be exercises during the workshop where Mr. Wheeler will guide you through resources that are available on the internet.  Course instructional materials, certificate of completion, lunch, snacks and beverages are included in the cost.

Morton-Barber Learning Center, 6827 N. High Street, Suite 10, Worthington, OH 43085.  Click here for directions.

$800 for CIFT members; $900 for non-CIFT members.
$50 off/person with two or more from your company (must register at same time)

Cancellation policy: No refund if seven (7) days prior; $50 cancellation fee eight (8) days or more before start of workshop. Substitutions are accepted at any time.

Register and pay by Friday, December 1, 2017!