Food Defense Plan Builder

FDA issued a final rule on Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration in May 2016. The agency intends to update its tools and educational materials to align with the relevant provisions of the final rule.

Food Defense Plan BuilderThe 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. This user-friendly tool harnesses existing FDA tools, guidance, and resources for food defense into one single application. 

The Food Defense Plan Builder guides the user through the following sections:

  • Company Information
  • Broad Mitigation Strategies
  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Focused Mitigation Strategies
  • Emergency Contacts
  • Action Plan
  • Supporting Documents

DOWNLOAD the Food Defense Plan Builder
(view system requirements)

WATCH the training videos

Workshops available introducing the Food Defense Plan Builder

If you have additional questions or need more information, please email

System Requirements

Components Minimum Recommended
Computer 2.80 GHz 3.0 GHz
RAM 512 MB 1000 MB (1 GB)
Hard Disk Space 100 MB 125MB
Operating System Windows XP Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7
Graphics Card VGA VGA


Page Last Updated: 05/26/2016
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