Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HAACP) principles were not designed to confront economically motivated adulteration, malicious contamination, espionage, extortion, counterfeiting or cybercrime – so the industry needed to evolve its defence.
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How BSI helped protect food and drink supply chains from attack
Organizations from Tesco to Danone helped develop PAS 96.
A critical safety gap in the food and drink industry
Closing Critical Gaps in Food Defence Protocols
TACCP is a risk management framework that can help organizations to deter deliberate attackers or detect a threat quickly.
The UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) wanted supply chains to be more robust against deliberately harmful acts in order to protect the integrity and safety of food and food supply.
The challenge was twofold: to raise awareness of the dangers quickly, and to help organizations protect themselves.
Safeguarding Food and Drink: Building Standards to Counter Malicious Tampering
The PAS needed to cover all threats and protect every element of food, including the viability of businesses within the supply chain.
It would therefore help businesses to assess their vulnerability to fraud, cybercrime, ideologically motivated attackers and other insider threats.
The PAS was developed through a process that drew on the collective experience of stakeholders from a wide range of relevant sectors to provide a common, consensus-based standard.
Paving the way for food industry safety
DEFRA and the Food Standards Agency led the way in safeguarding the food industry. By implementing TACCP and PAS 96, companies can:
The emerging threat of malicious food and drink tampering
Criminal activity around the adulteration of food and drink is rising – and organizations are eager for protocols to tackle saboteurs.
Trust BSI for Industry-Renowned Food Safety Standards
BSI, the UK's National Standards Body, offers safety credibility for food businesses. With over a century of experience, BSI's impartial processes is recognized with PAS standards, addressing evolving threats and promoting global compliance.
Trust BSI for industry-renowned food safety standards
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