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At FPDI, education is a primary initiative. We offer cutting edge food defense curriculum focused on workforce professional development and student—undergraduate and graduate—learning opportunities
Our work is concerned with:
• Increasing awareness of food defense on a global scale
• Enhancing the skill set of our current workforce
• Training the next generation of food defense workers
We offer a variety of programming that realizes a farm-to-table view of the food system—from plant construction to primary production through transportation and food processing to retail and food service.
Our intention is to provide curricula that support industry, government agencies (law enforcement, emergency responders, etc.), international partners, undergraduate and graduate students, and educators to realize and reduce the potential for intentional contamination at any point along the food supply chain. Whether through development of food defense plans, application of supply chain risk analysis, or exploration of broad and focused mitigation strategies, our curricula provides strategies to plan for, prevent, mitigate, respond, and recover from potential catastrophic public health events and disastrous economic effects of attacks to our food supply.
Please contact Debra Freedman, PhD with any questions regarding FPDI's education program.