Threat and Vulnerability assessments of your process and supply chain were highlighted as a weakness in the now infamous ”horsegate” contamination scandal in 2015 where horsemeat was substituted for beef and supplied across a wide range of the food industry.  This course provides an entry level understanding of the management techniques that can be employed to reduce these risks.

Course Content

This course is made up of the following modules:

Introduction to TACCP & VACCP

This section breaks down the course structure and looks at the terms HACCP, TACCP and VACCP were created.

Module 1 – What is TACCP and VACCP?

This module looks into great detail at what TACCP and VACCP is, what it stands for and why it is important within food safety.

Module 2 – Developing a Food Defence System

This module concentrates on what risk assessments should be taken, how to assemble a TACCP team and the types of attackers to be aware of.

Module 3 – The TACCP Approach to Assessing Threats and Vulnerabilities

In this final module, you will cover how to evaluate vulnerabilities, and look at the different applications of TACCP procedures that can be put in place to prevent hazards to health.


On completion of the course lessons and training material an online assessment will automatically unlock. The assessment will contain 30 multiple-choice questions and a mark of 75% or above will be required to pass.

Learning Objectives

On completion of the course, you should be able to:

  • Explain the difference between TACCP/ VACCP and HACCP
  • List the six practical steps to implement a TACCP assessment
  • Explain the importance of reviewing TACCP assessment documentation


90 minutes


Member: £23+VAT per person, Non-Member: £27+VAT per person

All e-learning course prices are quoted for 1-9 licences.

Discounts are available for bulk purchases of 10+ licences.

Please contact the SOFHT Office for further information on +44 (0)1827 872500 or email admin@sofht.co.uk