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The Food Protection and Defense Institute (FPDI), formerly known as the National Center for Food Protection and Defense, was officially launched as a Homeland Security Center of Excellence in July 2004 at the University of Minnesota. Developed as a multidisciplinary and action-oriented research consortium, FPDI addresses the vulnerability of the nation's food system. FPDI takes a comprehensive, farm-to-table view of the food system, encompassing all aspects from primary production through transportation and food processing to retail and food service.

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FPDI Hosts Food Defense Collaborative Exchange

 

The Food Protection and Defense Institute hosted ten representatives from Saudi Arabian government, academia, law enforcement, and food industry at the 2016 Food Defense Collaborative Exchange from December 5-9, 2016. 

 

Ryan Newkirk of FDA Reflects on FSMA IA Rule

 

The publication of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) final rule aimed at preventing intentional adulteration (IA rule) from acts intended to cause wide-scale harm to public health is a major step forward in our collective efforts to safeguard the food supply.

 

January Webinar Series- Register Now!

 

This presentation will discuss the development of a generic hazard analysis that includes assessments of hazard severity and probability of occurrence that may be useful to animal food producers as a starting point in development facility specific hazard analyses.