• Food Defense and Intentional Adulteration Rule Training August 2019

    The Food Defense and Intentional Adulteration Rule course hosted by the Food Protection and Defense Institute on August 20-21 in Minneapolis, MN provides the convenience and interaction of a single, in person class to more comprehensively learn the breadth and interconnections of IA Rule requirements including how to: 

    • Prepare a Food Defense Plan
    • Conduct vulnerability assessments
    • Identify and explain mitigation strategies
    • Conduct reanalysis

    The course includes instruction for all tasks where the IA Rule requires food defense qualified individuals conducting or overseeing these tasks to “have successfully completed training for the specific function at least equivalent to that received under a standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by FDA or be otherwise qualified through job experience to conduct the activities” (21 CFR 121.4(c)(2)).



  • A Global Food Supply

    Our food system spans the globe so our research does as well.

  • Farm to Fork

    Protecting the food system from the farm to your table.

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.