BSI launches PAS 96 for suppliers

BSI has launched a new specification for preventing deliberate attack on food and drink.

The new Publically Available Specification (PAS 96) has been developed to prevent deliberate attacks on food and drink and to improve the resilience of all parts of production and supply chains against attack.

PAS 96 covers types of attackers and addresses a number of specific threats including extortion, malicious contamination, cybercrime, espionage, economically motivated adulteration and counterfeiting.

To address these types of attacks, PAS 96 introduces Threat Assessment Critical Control Points (TACCP), a risk management framework closely aligned with HACCP. TACCP can be used by food businesses as part of a broad risk management strategy to reduce the likelihood of a deliberate attack, reduce the impact of an attack and reassure stakeholders about the safety of the production and supply chain.

PAS 96 is intended for use by all organisations involved in the food and agri-food sector, many of which operate in areas with very little legal protection. Businesses can access PAS 96 for free for a short time by visiting