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    Good article on food defense in the April 2019 edition of Food Engineering magazine.

    "Food safety, food defense go hand in hand" by Richard F. Stier

    http://digital.bnpmedia.com/display_...22&view=579020

    Here's the basic elements of a food safety management system listed in the article:

    • Sign-in and sign-out procedures for visitors, informing them of plant regulations and requiring proper identification
    • Receiving programs, including bulk receiving
    • Shipping programs
    • Barriers to the plant and grounds that prevent unauthorized access
    • Programs for truckers and contractors
    • Water supply protection measures
    • Protection of stored ingredients, including bulk containers
    • Use of tamper-evident packaging
    • Protection and handling procedures for chemicals
    • Employee sign-in or check-in programs
    • Provisions for employee background checks
    • Internal audit programs
    • Use of closed-circuit television
    • Training of all workers
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