The first step to certification to PAS 96:2014 is to form a TACCP team to systematically evaluate the potential threats and likely attackers to your organization, operations, processes and product. The methodology you choose will depend on the context of your industry, location, size and complexity of your organization and the nature of your product and process.
Once potential threats have been identified, any suitable risk assessment tool can be applied to determine significant or priority threats. Like HACCP, significant threats will be managed through the introduction and implementation of specific control measures for materials and products, purchasing, processes, premises and distribution networks to mitigate or reduce the impact of the threat. The threat assessment and control strategy will form the basis of the food defence plan, supplemented by incident response protocols documented as part of the overall food protection or food defence plan.
Whether you want to demonstrate your due diligence, get ahead of your competitors or meet new GFSI expectations, certifying to the PAS 96:2014 can drive meaningful change in your organization. From an initial introduction to the standard through to training and certification, no matter how far along you are, BSI can support your journey. Want to know more about the requirements of the standard, the steps to certification or how BSI is here to help?