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FPDI and SPSS Team Up to Deliver High School Nutrition Services Experience

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Helping people recognize the importance of a workforce able to provide safe and nutritious food is a priority for the Food Protection and Defense Institute (FPDI). This led to Deb Freedman, Education Manager at FPDI, collaborating with Saint Paul Public School (SPPS) District Career and Technical Education Teachers, Allison Zaccardi and Stephanie Love, for the past two years to provide culinary high school students with practical experience in keeping our food supply safe.

FPDI Talks Food Defense at Dairy Industry Crisis Drills

Friday, April 6, 2018

Last month, Dr. Jennifer van de Ligt joined global PR agency Weber Shandwick and Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) for a regional crisis drill hosted by the American Dairy Association North East in Harrisburg, PA. With a focus on food defense, the traveling drill is a part of the dairy industry’s...

IAAT Received Excellence in Technology Transfer Award

Monday, February 12, 2018

The Intentional Adulteration Assessment Tool (IAAT) developed in partnership with the Chemical Security Analysis Center (CSAC), Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), and the Food Protection and Defense Institute (FPDI) received the Excellence in Technology Transfer Award from the Federal Laboratory Consortium. A total of thirty awards will be presented at the FLC National Meeting in Philadelphia, PA on April 25th, 2018.  

Dr. Kircher to Present at 2018 Belfast Summit for Global Food Integrity

Monday, January 29, 2018

This May Dr. Amy Kircher will presenting a keynote speech at the upcoming Belfast Summit for Global Food Integrity. The Belfast Summit on Global Food Integrity will bring together international and government agencies, the academic and industrial research community, NGOs and the commercial and...

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...