The Food Protection and Defense Institute, a Homeland Security Center of Excellence, has received over $83 million from 40 funding entities and directed subawards to over 50 research partners.

We partner with industry, government and academic stakeholders to help assure product integrity and brand protection through food system and supply chain resiliency. We have awarded and delivered translational results from over 200 external research projects addressing vulnerabilities of the global food system through a comprehensive, farm-to-table view. Our impact touches all aspects of the food system from primary production through retail and food service including food processing and transportation.