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UofMN Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences Spring Events

Monday, January 22, 2018

FPDI is a proud member center of the Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences. The goal of the Consortium is to conduct original research, serve students and facility, and advance public dialogue on emerging issues at the intersection of science and society. To support their mission the Consortium hosts a wide range of events to share the great work done by all member centers. Please see the Spring event offerings below and register today!

FPDI Presents at Food Safety Consortium with FBI

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Industry has preparedness and response programs in place for many events including food safety, fire, and weather emergencies. Yet, how does industry prepare for a food defense crisis?  How does food defense become contextualized within a more holistic preparedness and response program? On November 28, 2017, Jennifer van de Ligt and FBI Special Agent Scott Mahloch teamed up to speak at the Food Safety Consortium in Chicago, IL. 

FPDI Hosts Food Defense Course for FBI

Friday, October 13, 2017

The Food Protection and Defense Institute improved the food defense expertise of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate by hosting two Food Defense Courses during Summer 2017—one 3-day Basic Food Defense Course (July 18- 20, 2017) and one 3-day...

FPDI Hosts Food Defense Collaborative Exchange

Monday, October 9, 2017

The Food Protection and Defense Institute hosted ten delegates from Algeria and Turkey at the 2017 Food Defense Collaborative Exchange from September 25-29, 2017. The Collaborative Exchange provided food defense training, expertise, and technical assistance to improve each country’s national...

FPDI in Food Safety Magazine's September eDigest

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

FPDI's Senior Research Fellow, John Hoffman, recently submitted a column to be published in the September eDigest Issue of Food Safety Magazine titled, "Food and Beverage Industry Cyber Security Risk Management – Does a HACCP Based Food Safety Culture Provide Solutions?" 

FoodSHIELD Announces New Apps Available in September

Thursday, August 10, 2017

FoodSHIELD is happy to announce plans to release two new applications in September to enhance usability worldwide using with the new multilingual feature and resource library. 

Multilingual Application (Phase 1):

A Spanish language option for FoodSHIELD navigational...

Congratulations & Good Luck! FPDI Students of 2017

Friday, May 12, 2017

The Food Protection and Defense Institute would like to extend a special thank you and congratulations to all of our graduating students for their hard work and dedication to protecting our food supply.

[WEBINAR] Crowd Sourcing Information to Support Public Health Surveillance

Friday, May 5, 2017

Please join us for a one-hour webinar highlighting two innovative projects using crowd sourced information to support public health surveillance. Adam Crawley from the Skoll Global Threats Fund will share Flu Near Year - an online participatory surveillance tool that allows member of the public to complete weekly surveys to report flu symptoms. Raed Mansour from the Chicago Department of Public Health will share Foodborne Chicago - a project that uses technology to mine Twitter for tweets related to food poisoning in Chicago. 

John Larkin Featured in April Quality Assurance Magazine

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Cyber attacks are an ever increasing threat to organizations and the food industry is not immune. FPDI's Research Director, Dr. John Larkin, is featured in the April issue of the Quality Assurance Magazine to highlight recent cyber attacks, reasons for an increase in attacks, and how to enhance...