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Innovative Tools and Technology

The Food Protection and Defense Institute creates solutions to transition research to end-users in an approachable and accessible way. Innovations include databases, assessments, resources, tools, and a network of collaboration portals that these innovations are able to reside on as a central location for users. Since the Institute’s inception, we have created innovations that have been used for federal, state, and local governments, academic institutions, and industry.


The Food Protection and Defense Institute created FoodSHIELD to meet the challenge of cross collaboration between countless agencies, organizations, and laboratories working towards a safe and secure food supply. FoodSHIELD provides public and private food and agriculture sectors an on-line platform to coordinate their efforts in a secure and efficient way. FPDI and many other food and agriculture agencies have chosen to host their tools as Apps on the platform. Popular Apps include the EMA Databases, Emergency Response Plans, Food Defense Research Database, and FDA’s e-SAF Training.

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