• Directors Message: COVID-19-Practical Considerations to Navigate Uncertainty

    FPDI is actively collaborating with our federal partners as they respond to COVID-19. We are advocating for our food industry partners to help raise awareness of potential primary, secondary, and tertiary effects across the food system. To provide further support for our food system partners, we reached out to Ready, Inc. to develop practical considerations that may help you navigate the uncertainty in a rapidly evolving crisis. Learn more


  • 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

  • FPDI Releases New Cybersecurity White Paper

    How real are the threats from cyberattacks to food industry control systems? How significant are the potential consequences? FPDI addresses critical food industry cybersecurity concerns with a new white paper: Adulterating More Than Food: The Cyber Risk to Food Processing and ManufacturingRead the white paper now

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

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