Food Defense for the Enterprise starts with a Plan Builder

Valbrea has 2 offerings in regard to food defense. The first is the Food Defense Plan Builder (FDPB), implemented by Valbrea on behalf of the FDA and is freely available from the FDA website (directly below). When compliance is not enough the Food Defense Enterprise Edition is what you need, specifically designed for operators of multiple facilities and owners of multiple brands it supports plan versioning and facilitates actions, including broad mitigation. See Food Defense Enterprise Edition section below.


The Food Defense Plan Builder is a user-friendly software program designed to assist owners and operators of food facilities with developing personalized food defense plans for their facilities.

Download the free version here: FDA Food Defense Website

The FDPB provides an efficient and timely enabler for internal personnel, field personnel, business units, and select vendors and customers to access, process, view, update and input critical information for food defense management. It is specifically tuned to a user’s facility and assists them with meeting the requirements of the Mitigation Strategies to Prevent Food Against Intentional Adulteration regulation (21 CFR Part 121) (IA rule). The FDPB addresses 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

Food Defense Enterprise Edition

Food Defense Enterprise Edition is a fully web-based application architected to scale for any size organization and any number of users. It is specifically designed for customers with multiple brands, facilities to centralizes and standardize your Food Defense processes while simultaneously removing complexity and redundancy. The Valbrea Food Defense Enterprise supports the FDA’s desktop FDPB for data and is self-auditable. Benefits include:

  • Maintain multiple sets of guidance and multiple plans such as:
    • Food Defense Plan
    • Crisis Management Plan
    • Business Continuity Plan
  • Addresses Multiple Companies, Facilities, and Users
    • Confidential Information maintained at Facility and/or User level.
  • Interface to FDA Mitigation Database Available
  • Shares Redundant Information Across Plans
    • Central Contact Management
    • Supporting Documents
    • Entire Document
    • Link to a Document (such as a SharePoint link)
  • Reports
    • Logs & History of access
    • Customizable Reports such as
    • List of the status of plans across enterprise
    • Gap Analysis

Sample screen shot of the Food Defense Enterprise application.

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