Food safety

SSAFE works on helping to improve food safety across the food supply chain and foster continuous improvement 

Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment Tool

Background

Food fraud is a growing issue facing the food industry today, especially in the current challenging economic times and with food supply becoming ever more global. Whereas the driver might be economic gain, food fraud incidents can lead to a serious public health threat. Therefore the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), a key partner of SSAFE, has recently included new requirements in its Guidance Document that require organizations to have a documented food fraud vulnerability assessment procedure in place and implement measures to mitigate against the identified vulnerabilities.

In response, and in order to support the entire food industry, SSAFE has developed a FREE TOOL to help any food business, irrespective of size or geographic location, identify how they may be vulnerable to fraudulent activity and prepare mitigation plans, and can be used to determine the vulnerability of an ingredient, product, or your entire company.

Although the tool is made available for free to the user, SSAFE’s members and it’s partners dedicated more than 18 months and significant financial resources to develop this science-based tool. Working in partnership with the University of Wageningen RIKILT and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam we have prepared a robust, flexible, easy to use tool that has already been downloaded  by 50,000+ users in a variety of languages.

 

The tool is now available in eleven languages

The SSAFE FFVA is available in:

English

Spanish

Portuguese

German

Italian

French

Hindi

Arabic

Russian

Chinese

Benefits of the Tool

  • The excel tool is free of charge and available in 1o languages
  • The tool is science-based, having been developed with leading academia and consulted on with leaders from industry, regulators, consultants, and intergovernmental organizations
  • The tool helps companies implement the new GFSI requirements
  • The tool aligns with other tools that help fight food fraud
  • The tool is applicable to any type of food business irrespective of size or geographical location
  • The tool can be applied all the way along the food supply chain, from animal feed and primary production to manufacturing and catering
  • The tool can be used to assess vulnerabilities to fraud at an ingredient, product, brand, facility, country or company wide level
  • The tool produces a report that the user can include with their Food Safety Management System documentation
  • The tool is available in 10 languages: including English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, French, Chinese, Arabic, Hindi and Russian
  • The tool DOES NOT provide specific mitigation techniques

Start using the tool now

Download your copy of the SSAFE Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment tool in excel below.

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