Food Fraud Advisors’ principal Karen Constable, a leading international food fraud expert, will prepare a vulnerability assessment for one product or group of similar products manufactured at one site and containing up to 30 ingredients, using the method recommended by the Food Fraud Initiative of Michigan State University or the method recommended by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) for compliance with BRC Issue 8. You may use pseudonyms and code names to protect the identity of the food business and product names, although accurate descriptions of food items are required.
The scope of the assessment is vulnerability to economically motivated adulteration, substitution or dilution of the food ingredients or raw materials prior to receipt at the site of manufacture of the product. The assessment does not include vulnerabilities to adulteration or tampering that could occur on the site of manufacture of the product.
You will receive a document in Microsoft Word format that contains:
• the name of the product or product group
• the date of the assessment,
• the date that the assessment should be reviewed,
• the name of the person who prepared the assessment,
• page numbers and other standard document control features (can be edited by the purchaser),
• purpose and scope of the assessment,
• the estimate of the likelihood of economically motivated adulteration, substitution or dilution for the product group and each of its ingredients
• the estimate of the severity of impact of fraud on the product group (or estimate of likelihood of detection for each ingredient if BRC method is specified)
• a risk matrix with results marked in the relevant box
• a conclusion about the overall vulnerability of that product group (and each ingredient separately if the BRC method is specified)
• information showing how the estimates of likelihood and severity were reached.
The document is unprotected and can be edited, printed, copied, amended, re-used and saved by the purchaser.
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