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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...

February 2010 Webinar Recording Available

Friday, February 5, 2010

A recording of NCFPD's February 2010 Research in Food Protection Webinar, "Consumer Fraud: Deterrence and Detection of Economically Motivated Adulteration of Food Products," is...

Research in Food Protection Webinar Series, February 2010

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and its Science and Education Foundation (SEF) partnered with A.T. Kearney to study consumer product fraud in the food, beverage and consumer product industry. Supported by 13 leading consumer packaged goods companies, the study analyzed recent...

Message from the Director, January 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

On December 31, authorities in China reported through the Xinhua news agency that there had been an investigation into the dairy company Shanghai Panda which confirmed that there had been excessive melamine in some of the milk products from that firm. Based on other reports, this investigation...