A combination of the Focused & Broad Mitigation Strategies proposed by the FDA, for FSMA compliance. GFDI has taken the FDA’s open-source vulnerability assessment and have created a more user-friendly version, prepared with graphs and images which clearly shows security concerns, areas of potential risk and vulnerabilities which should be addressed.
Facility Readiness Levels: Facilities can go a long way to better protect their employee’s and products. To that end, The Global Food Defense Institute has, using the REDi Assessment Software Platform and other assessment methodologies, developed a set of measurable components which will allow a company to clearly show it has complied with and is aware of the guidelines and recommendations for asset, facility and product security according to the FDA and FSMA.
Vulnerability Assessments are an important first tool for any facility or operation, as it provides a critical analysis of what possibilities may lurk within or outside of the operation in which someone with ill intent could do harm to people, products and assets. Thus, when developing your facility or operational security contingency plans, the first step is always to conduct a site-specific threat/vulnerability assessment.
There are several benefits to conducting a GFDI vulnerability assessment at your facility: