The FSMA Intentional Adulteration Rule: Keys to Achieving Compliance

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Compliance inspections for FDA’s Final Rule on Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration are right around the corner. Is your food defense plan equipped to protect your plant from harmful intentional adulteration? Have you reassessed your Food Defense Plan to meet regulatory requirements? The new regulation requires a very different approach to Food Defense Plan than traditional plans. It’s wise for all companies to implement these new requirements now to better protect the food supply.

Join Alchemy’s food safety expert, Jeff Chilton and University of Minnesota’s Dr. Jennifer van de Ligt as they provide valuable advice to help make your food defense plan more robust.

  • Understand the requirements of FSMA’s Final Rule
  • Review your vulnerability assessment protocols and mitigation strategies
  • Ensure your food defense plan is audit-ready
  • Learn best practices for preventing adulteration


Dr. Jennifer van de Ligt
Director of the Food Protection and Defense Institute, University of Minnesota

Dr. Jennifer van de Ligt serves as the Director of the Food Protection and Defense Institute and as Associate Professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota where she focuses on building collaborations to advance food and feed security, safety, defense, and supply-chain resilience.

Dr. van de Ligt also serves as Director of the Integrated Food Systems Leadership program, an online learning program dedicated to improving the leadership and systems thinking capabilities of early to mid-career professionals affiliated with any aspect of the food system. She has an extensive background in animal feed and human food production, nutrition, modeling, and regulations, with academic, industry, and global perspectives.

Jeff Chilton
VP of Consulting, Intertek Alchemy

Jeff has over 30 years of experience in the food industry, specializing in food safety, quality assurance, and plant management. He is a certified SQF Auditor, SQF Consultant, Preventive Control for Human Food Lead Instructor, and International HACCP Alliance Lead Instructor. Jeff is a national expert in GFSI certification under the SQF, BRC, and FSSC 22000 standards along with USDA and FDA Regulatory Compliance services for HACCP and food safety plans.

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