• FSPCA IA Conducting Vulnerability Assessments Course

    The Food Protection and Defense Institute is hosting the FSPCA IA CONDUCTING VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENTS COURSE on July 19, 2019 in Louisville, KY immediately preceding the Food Defense Conference and IAFP Annual Meeting. The course will be held in a hotel near the Kentucky International Convention Center. Details available with registration confirmation.

    This one-day, in person course provides participants with the knowledge to implement the requirements of conducting vulnerability assessment under the Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration (IA) regulation.


  • Food Defense and Intentional Adulteration Rule Training

    This two-day Food Defense and Intentional Adulteration Rule course on June 20-21 located at the Graduate Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This training provides the convenience 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 including the full FSPCA Intentional Adulteration Conducting Vulnerability Assessment Course
    • Identify mitigation strategies
    • Implement mitigation strategy management components and reanalysis.
  • Food Defense Conference 2019

    Join us for the fifth annual Food Defense Conference in Louisville, KY on July 20th!

    The Food Protection and Defense Institute is thrilled to partner with the International Association of Food Protection (IAFP) to host this year's conference prior to the annual IAFP meeting. 

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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