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This course will teach you how to meet the food fraud requirements of BRC, SQF, FSSC and other major food safety standards
• Learn how to protect your products and brands from food fraud
• Get step-by-step instructions for vulnerability assessments
• Learn how to create food fraud prevention procedures and food fraud mitigation plans
• Download templates to create your food fraud prevention program
• Gain a Certificate of Competency

This course was created by Karen Constable, the principal of Food Fraud Advisors, which provides consultancy services and downloadable tools to help the food industry combat fraudulent adulteration, substitution and misrepresentation of food, beverages, nutritional supplements, sports supplements, ingredients and animal feed.


Karen is an accredited trainer with an honours degree in Food Science from the University of New South Wales, Australia’s most prestigious applied science university and over twenty years’ experience in food manufacturing, quality assurance, food product development and food safety.  Karen is a professional member of AIFST (Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology) and IAFP (The International Association of Food Protection).

What’s included:

  • Module 1 Introduction and Overview (4 videos, 1 ebook)
  • Module 2 Recent incidents and commonly affected foods (1 video, 1 ebook)
  • Module 3 Introduction to Food Fraud Prevention Programs (3 videos, 1 ebook)
  • Module 4 Vulnerability Assessments – How To (2 videos, including a 37 minute worked example, 1 ebook)
  • Module 5 Food Fraud Mitigation Plans (1 video)
  • Module 6 Other Elements of a Food Fraud Prevention Program (2 videos, 1 ebook)
  • Templates: Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment, Food Fraud Mitigation Plan, Food Fraud Prevention Procedure, Food Fraud Team Job Descriptions, Raw Material Specification template
  • Vulnerability assessment document – worked example
  • Audit preparation checklist
  • Certificate of Competency (upon successful exam submission)

Here’s what our students are saying:

“I benefited greatly from the information in this course and am very thankful.  The information is so well presented and organized.”  Wendy V. Larson, General Manager, Big Tree Organic Farms, CA

“I really enjoyed the course and learned a lot from it. Thank you, Karen.” Thomas, QA Manager, Blackberry Patch.

“Hello, Karen.  Thank you so much for putting together such a wonderful and most useful training program! I will recommend your training to others in my food safety network.  I will also incorporate the useful points that you mentioned below in our program.”  Angie, Produce Packaging Inc.

Expected time to complete: 4 hours

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will
  • Know how to meet the food fraud requirements of BRC, SQF, FSSC and other major food safety standards
  • Be aware of the risks posed by food fraud
  • Know what steps can be taken to prevent and detect food fraud
  • Be able to conduct food fraud vulnerability assessments, using the method recommended by the Food Fraud Initiative of the Michigan State University
  • Possess templates to create procedures, mitigation plans and form food fraud teams
  • Be able to create and implement a food fraud prevention program that meets the benchmarking requirements of the GFSI

Course Curriculum

01 Introduction and Overview
Course Outline and How to Navigate This Course Details 00:05:00
Introduction to Food Fraud: Definitions and Terminology Details 00:20:00
Lesson 1 Quiz FFPP 00:20:00
02 Recent Incidents and Commonly Affected Foods
Recent Food Fraud Incidents Details 00:05:00
Commonly Affected Foods Details 00:10:00
Lesson 2 Quiz FFPP 00:10:00
03 Introduction to Food Fraud Prevention Programs
Food Fraud Risks, Rules and Regulations Details 00:15:00
Introduction to Food Fraud Prevention Programs Details 00:15:00
Lesson 3 Quiz FFPP 00:20:00
04 Vulnerability Assessments: How To
A Step-by-Step Guide to Vulnerability Assessments for Food Fraud Details 00:30:00
Performing a Vulnerability Assessment: Worked Example Details 00:45:00
Lesson 4 Quiz FFPP 00:20:00
05 Food Fraud Mitigation Plans
What is a Food Fraud Mitigation Plan? Details 00:10:00
Template for Food Fraud Mitigation Plan Details 00:02:00
Lesson 5 Quiz FFPP 00:20:00
06 Other Elements of a Food Fraud Prevention Program
Food fraud teams and food fraud prevention procedures Details 00:10:00
Horizon Scanning and Supplier Risk Assessments Details 00:20:00
Audit Preparation Checklist Details 00:05:00
Lesson 6 Quiz FFPP 00:20:00
07 Assignment, Exam and Certificate
Completing This Course Details 00:03:00
Final Exam (optional) 02:00:00
Food Fraud Prevention Programs Assignment Details 4 weeks, 2 days
Food Fraud Prevention Programs Assignment 30, 00:00
Certificate of Competency Details 01:00:00

Course Reviews


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  1. Comprehensive but not too long, very enjoyable


    This course was well-organised so that I could get all the knowlegdge I needed without too much time. The content was really interesting actually. The templates are good. My auditor compliment me on the food fraud program I made using templates and knowledge from the class.

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  • $149.00 USD
  • 6 Months
  • Course Certificate
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  • Language English
  • Industry Processing/Manufacturing Food Safety
  • Categories Aquaculture

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