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Food Defense Plan Builder

Food Defense Plan Builder

The Food Defense Plan Builder (FDPB) version 2.0 is a user-friendly tool designed to help owners and operators of a food facility in the development of a food defense plan that is specific to their facility and may assist them with meeting the requirements of the Mitigation Strategies to Prevent Food Against Intentional Adulteration regulation (21 CFR Part 121) (IA rule). 

This user-friendly tool harnesses existing FDA tools, guidance, and resources for food defense into one single application. Use of this tool is not required by law (see legal disclaimer) and is not required to comply with the IA rule.  FDA expects this tool to supplement and not replace other education, training, and experience needed to understand and implement the requirements of the IA rule.  

The Food Defense Plan Builder guides the user through the following sections:

  • Facility Information
  • Product/Process Descriptions
  • Vulnerability Assessments
  • Mitigation Strategies
  • Food Defense Monitoring Procedures
  • Food Defense Corrective Actions Procedures
  • Food Defense Verification Procedures
  • Supporting Documents
  • Food Defense Plan Signatures

DOWNLOAD the Food Defense Plan Builder version 2.0

User Guide


Have Questions?

If you have additional questions or need more information, please email fooddefense@fda.hhs.gov

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