Food defense
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  • Food manufacturing and processing
  • Risk analysis and assessment
  • Preparedness exercises
  • Vulnerability assessment
  • Supply chain resilience
  • Predictive analytics
  • Industrial control system cybersecurity
  • Information technology application development
Public health
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  • Predictive analytics
  • Epidemiology
  • Risk analysis and assessment
  • Preparedness and response planning
  • Policy analysis
  • Information technology application development
  • Biosurveillance
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  • Curriculum design
  • Record keeping solutions
  • Training
  • Professional development
  • Tabletop exercise development, facilitation, and delivery
Preparedness Excercises
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  • Test policies, procedures, and personnel related to food defense and other emergencies;
  • Identify strengths and gaps in food defense protection, response, recovery, and risk mitigation;
  • Clarify roles and responsibilities within the context of an emergency;
  • Discuss and redefine best practices; and/or
  • Develop "after-action" plans to improve preparedness for a food defense emergency

Preparedness exercises are a critical component of food defense planning to assure your organization can execute response and recovery plans when disaster strikes


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Food Protection and Defense Institute

University of Minnesota
1365 Gortner Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108 

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