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Food Defense Online Modules

The FPDI online modules are simple training videos that explain food protection and defense concepts. They are short, didactic presentations intended for anyone seeking to learn more about food defense: food industry personnel, government officials, and academic educators and researchers.

Food Defense Awareness Module

This module serves as a brief overview to food defense. It is available in English and Spanish.


  • An explanation of how food defense contributes to food security
  • How the complexity of the global food supply influences food defense
  • Possible motivations for an intentional contamination event
  • Potential threat agents
  • Food defense preparedness system strategies

Food Defense Awareness (English)

Food Defense Awareness (English) is presented by Neal Fredrickson, FPDI Assistant Curriculum Coordinator.

Cenceptos Básicos en Protección Alimentaria (Español)

Cenceptos Básicos en Protección Alimentaria (Español) is presented by Fernando Sampredo, Professor with the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety at the University of Minnesota.

Below are a few resources mentioned in the Food Defense Awareness Module: