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Join our live webinar for an update on available guidelines and regulations relating to food defence.


15 Nov 2016, 09:00


15 Nov 2016, 23:00



The objective of this webinar (45-minute presentation / 15-minute Q&A) is to provide an update on available guidelines and regulations on key preventive measures that can minimize the risk of intentional adulteration, economically or ideologically-motivated.


  • Discuss business vulnerability assessment and the new PAS96-2014 guidelines
  • Overview of key preventive measures: management, human resources, facility and operations
  • FSMA – Prevention of Intentional Adulteration
  • Conclusions and future trends


Food defence involves putting the appropriate measures in place that can reduce the chances of the food supply from becoming intentionally contaminated using a number of different agents and materials (chemical, biological or other) that may not be naturally occurring or routinely tested in foods. Publically accessible guidelines to food businesses throughout the supply chain aim to provide guidance on approaches to protect against malicious, economically, or ideologically motivated attacks and present procedures that could be adopted to mitigate and minimise the impact of such an attack.

On the regulatory side, the US FDA Food Safety Modernisation Act (FSMA) rule for Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration is aimed at preventing intentional adulteration from acts intended to cause wide-scale harm to public health. The FDA has taken an approach similar to Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) system, requesting covered facilities to prepare and implement a food defence plan.


Dr Evangelia Komitopoulou -  SGS Global Customised Solutions Manager, Food Safety & Quality

Evangelia is responsible for leading the development of customised food safety and quality solutions within SGS providing all the necessary food safety and quality technical support to the global network of certification and auditor teams. A food microbiologist by background, Evangelia is responsible for designing and deploying new global services and solutions across the SGS global network and work with industry to tailor those services to meet individual requirements. With a career which includes over 15 years spent in food safety technical consultancy, trouble-shooting and contract applied research and development, Evangelia is also the author and editor of many technical reports and articles.

Hank Karayan – SGS Director of Global FSMA Program

Hank is Director of Global FSMA Program at SGS. He joined SGS in 2011 as International Solutions Manager. Hank started his career as a food safety consultant and trainer. Prior to joining SGS, Hank had held various managerial positions within the certification sector. He was a member of the ISO 22000 technical committee and has led food safety programs and initiatives in North America and globally. With a Bachelor of Science in Biology and an MBA, Hank brings together a wealth of international and local experience in food defense and food safety strategies.

Target Audience

This webinar is aimed at anyone interested in learning more about the guidelines and regulations on key preventive measures that can minimize the risk of intentional adulteration, economically or ideologically-motivated.

Language: English

Cost: No Charge


09:00 am New York (Eastern Standard Time, GMT-05:00)

11:00 am Buenos Aires (S. America Eastern Time, GMT-03:00)

15:00 pm Paris (Europe Time, GMT+01:00)

22:00 pm Beijing (China Time, GMT+08:00)

Click here to register or for more information, please contact:

Jennifer Buckley
Global Food Marketing Manager
t: +01 973 461 1498