TACCP ( Threat Assessment Critical Control Point ) 2020.
TACCP is a management process to designed to defend a food supply chain from the threat of intentional adulteration.
- TACCP aligns with HACCP, but has a different focus .
- TACCP needs input from different areas of an organization.
- TACCP & VACCP both are different .
Steps of TACCP :
- Forma cross-functional implementation team
- identify and access potential threats(economic, ideologic, behavioral) against the organization, operational site and products.
- Develop flow charts for the food supply chain.
- Identify where the vulnerable points are in the supply chain for specific threats.
- Evaluate risk and priorities these threats and vulnerability using an impact and likelihood matrix to categories the overall risk.
- access the need for an additional control that that detect or prevent such threat.
- Keep records of assessment and findings.
- Keep a watch on development trends and issues from a global perspective and review the plan periodically, at least annually or when a change or incident occurs.
TACCP Focus on/Aim of TACCP :
- Reduce the chance and impact of a deliberate attack.
- Protect organizational reputation.
- Reassure customer and the public that proportionate steps are in place to protect food.
- Demonstrate that reasonable precautions are taken and due diligence is exercised in protecting food.
Type of TACCP /TACCP Examples:
- Economically motivated adulteration (EMA)
- Malicious contamination
- Cyber crime
EMA (Economically Motivated Adulteration) :
Malicious Contamination of Food :
Extortion Contamination of Food :
Espionage Contamination of Food:
Counterfeiting Contamination of Food :
Cyber Crime of Food:
TACCP Process :
15 steps of process may indicated as follows :
- Assess new information.
- Identify and access threats to organization.
- Identify and access threats to operation .
- Choose product.
- Identify & access threats.
- Flow chart of product supply chain.
- Identify staff & vulnerability chain.
- Impact of threats identification.
- Identify supply points which are more critical.
- Determine control procedure.
- Likelihood VS Impact = Priority.
- Identify who carry out.
- Decide & implement necessary controls.
- Monitor horizontal scans and emerging risks.