Likelihood Rating – Raw Material or Ingredient (Calculated)
A result is calculated by the Vulnerability Assessment Helper using the answers that you provide in the raw materials and ingredients table. The result returned is an indicator of how likely it is that the raw material or ingredient will be affected by economically motivated adulteration, substitution or dilution.
This calculated result does not consider the characteristics of the supplier(s) of this raw material or ingredient. After you have completed the supplier assessment for all the suppliers of this material you can add your own estimate of likelihood based on the Vulnerability Assessment Helper’s calculated result plus the results of the supplier assessment(s). If every supplier of that material is low risk you may wish to downgrade the likelihood rating for the material.
Likelihood Rating – Raw Material or Ingredient (User Rating)
No matter what likelihood the Helper calculates, you should seek advice from other experts within the business and together you should carefully consider the information and make your own estimate of vulnerability for each material. Add your estimate to the ‘User rating’ column. The results table on the Results (printable) page is populated with the user rating of likelihood if one has been entered.