• Directors Message: COVID-19

    The COVID-19 pandemic is placing immense pressure on our food system. Our stakeholders from farm to fork are demonstrating incredible resilience and implementing innovative approaches as the entire food system is adapting in real-time to the rapidly changing health and social conditions. Read more


  • NEW: Food Defense Plan Training - Instructor-led Online

    FPDI will be offering a Food Defense PlanningTraining in an interactive, instructor-led, online forum on June 2-4, 2020. Participants and instructors will meet from 9am-11:30am (CDT) each day. Register today

  • Food Defense and Intentional Adulteration Rule Training

    UPDATE: Mindful of company travel bans and the University of Minnesota’s response to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, FPDI has rescheduled the Food Defense and Intentional Adulteration Training scheduled for April 22-23, 2020. The new date for the FPDI Food Defense and Intentional Adulteration Rule Training is: June 16-17, 2020. Register here

The Food Protection and Defense Institute (FPDI) protects the global food supply through research, education, and the delivery of innovative solutions. We address vulnerabilities of the global food system through a comprehensive, farm-to-table view.

We partner with industry, government, NGOs, and academic stakeholders to help assure product integrity, supply chain resiliency, and brand protection throughout the food system. About us

Research lab -- someone dropping liquid using dropper into test tubesFPDI conducts research to develop new knowledge and transition innovative technologies to users in the field.

Man and a woman at a poster sessionFPDI training and courses prepare the current and future workforce to successfully protect the food system.


Digital screen showing connections between users FPDI tools and services help you prepare for, mitigate, and respond to disruptions across the food system.