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Message from the Director June 2010

Friday, June 4, 2010

In early June, NCFPD's Research Evaluation and Advisory Panel will be reviewing over 70 research proposals that were submitted by faculty from over 20 academic institutions in response to NCFPD’s request for research proposals on food defense. Both the number and the quality of the proposals...

Message from the Director, May 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010

In early February a firm reported to the FDA through the new Reportable Food Registry that they had identified Salmonella Tennessee contamination in hydrolyzed vegetable protein that they had sourced from Basic Food Flavors, located in Nevada. Based on this report, the FDA initiated an...

Research in Food Protection Webinar Series, May 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

A Virtual Tour of KSU's State-of-the-Art Biosecurity Research and Training Facilities

DATE: Friday, May 7, 2010
TIME: 10amET / 9amCT / 8amMT / 7amPT

PRESENTER: Beth A. Montelone, Ph. D., Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, Interim Director, Biosecurity Research...

Message from the Director, April 2010

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Thailand’s Ministry of Agriculture has recently announced that they are implementing a new farm-to-retail traceability system in partnership with IBM and other private sector partners to enhance consumer confidence and ensure food safety. While this pilot program will only be focused on...

DHS Renews Funding for National Center for Food Protection and Defense

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

After a competitive review process, the Department of Homeland Security has renewed funding for the University of Minnesota’s National Center for Food Protection and Defense (NCFPD).  The anticipated funding is approximately $20 million over six years.  NCFPD, led by the University of Minnesota...

March Newsletter

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The March 2010 newsletter is available to read here. To subscribe to our monthly newsletter, please...

Message from the Director, March 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

On January 31, 2009, the NCFPD team submitted a proposal in competition for a 6-year award for a center to protect the food system. After a rigorous and lengthy review process we were informed on Friday, February 26th that NCFPD's proposal was the winner of the competition. In response to the...

Research in Food Protection Webinar Series, March 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Lessons Learned from the H1N1 Pandemic: Strategies for Preparation and Risk Communication
DATE: Friday, March 5, 2010
TIME: 10amET / 9amCT / 8amMT / 7amPT
PRESENTERS: Timothy Sellnow, University of Kentucky; Matthew Seeger, Wayne State University; and Keri Lubbell and Katherine...