The Food and Drug Administration has made available an optional online training course –
Overview of the Intentional Adulteration Rule (IA Rule) Course
July 26, 2018
This training will provide stakeholders with more information about the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Final Rule on Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration (21 CFR Part 121) (IA Rule). The purpose of the IA Rule is to protect food from intentional acts of adulteration where there is an intent to cause wide scale public health harm. The final rule establishes various food defense measures that an owner, operator, or agent in charge of a facility is required to implement to protect against the intentional adulteration of food. While this training course is optional and not required for compliance with the IA Rule, the information within this training will assist food facilities that are required to comply with the IA Rule, and other stakeholders, to have a more in-depth understanding of the requirements in the IA Rule.
This online training course “Overview of the Intentional Adulteration Rule (IA)” was developed in partnership with the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA), Intentional Adulteration Subcommittee (IA Subcommittee). This course is being offered free of charge and is available on the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance website at https://www.ifsh.iit.edu/fspca/courses/intentional-adulteration and on the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) website at https://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/default.htm
For more information about Food Defense and the IA rule visit https://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodDefense/default.htm