Valuable data exists to support food defense efforts, but often this information is located across a large number of sources making it difficult to access. To address this challenge, the Food Protection and Defense Institute (FPDI) has developed databases and tools to curate information related to food defense. Please join us for a one-hour webinar highlighting the recently updated FPDI Incidents Database which now includes both Economically Motivated Adulteration (EMA) and Intentional Adulteration (IA) incidents as well as a collection of new information about individual incidents. The webinar will also introduce the World Factbook of Food - a recently launched resource that provides a wide range of information related to food safety and food defense for individual food products and countries.
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Researchers from the Food Protection and Defense Institute will be teaching VMED 5920 at the University of Minnesota this spring. Graduate and professional students are encouraged to register for this course to learn about the basic principles of preparedness, response, and recovery in relation to a food incident. The instructors will also be discussing timely food defense events that occur during the semester.