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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Alchemy Systems Hosts Food Defense Webinar


Mark your calendars for August 17th, 2016! FPDI's Research Director, Dr. John Larkin will discuss the requirements of the new FSMA IA rule and how to ensure compliance at your company durin Alchemy's next webinar on Food Defense. Save your spot now!


Food Protection Webinar Series


FPDI is in the process of confirming the 2016-2017 FPDI Webinar Series with new and exciting topics such as Cyber Security, Animal Feed Analysis, and Food Shock. Continue to check our website for more details and registration information over the next few weeks.

Food Defense Conference 2016


The Food Protection and Defense Institute would like to send a special thank you to everyone who attended our 2016 Food Defense Conference. We hope you were all inspired by our fascinating speakers and used our event as an opportunity to discuss food protection with other colleagues in the field. Pictures of our event have been posted to our Food Protection and Defense Institute Facebook page. Thank you again to all of our Food Defenders!