The Food Protection and Defense Institute has been providing food defense awareness training for over 10 years and is continuously consulting with leading authorities regarding the most up-to-date regulations.
FPDI Education Professionals have extensive experience in designing, developing, and delivering food defense training.
With a focus on intentional adulteration and economically motivated adulteration, FPDI provides a variety of training opportunities and course offerings that focus on:
- FSMA requirements for Intentional Adulteration regulation,
- FSMA requirements for Preventive Controls regulation regarding economically motivated adulteration,
- knowledge and skills needed to navigate basic food defense principles,
- identifying food defense vulnerabilities, and
- creating tailored food defense plans.
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Executive Education and Professional Training
We offer in-person programs to suit your specific food defense needs for all levels within an organization across a variety of disciplines - national to local government, law enforcement, food manufacturing and retail, and food service, catering, and restaurants.
Food Industry Training
- 2-day training offered in conjunction with the Food Defense Conference.
- As the food system is becoming ever more global, companies need to be prepared to protect not only their products but also their reputation.
- Suitable for food industry professionals to learn to navigate basic food defense principles, recognize vulnerabilities, and create tailored food defense plans.
- Customized to meet your organization’s needs and role in the food system
- Held in the Twin Cities or at an optimal location for your organization
- ½ day food defense awareness course
- 1, 2, or 3-day basic food defense certificate course focusing on introduction to risk assessment, mitigation strategies, and food defense planning
- 3, 4, or 5-day advanced food defense certificate course exploring detailed and context specific food defense risk and preparedness planning
- 1-hour informational webinar on food defense rules and regulations (like it but not in-person so maybe somewhere else)
Food Defense Awareness Certificate
In an hour or less, participants will:
- Recognize the difference between food defense and food safety
- Understand their role in protecting the food system from intentional adulteration
- Be able to identify food defense vulnerabilities in their workplace
- Learn the importance of the FSMA Intentional Adulteration Rule
Food Defense Table Top Exercises
- Individualized for your organization and held at a location of your choosing
- Designed for your specific objectives, for example:
- test identiﬁed component(s) such as policies, procedures, and personnel
- Identify strengths and gaps in food defense protection, response, recovery, and mitigation of risks work
- Clarify roles and responsibilities within the context of an emergency,
- Discuss and redeﬁne best practices
- Develop "after-action" plans to improve preparedness for a food defense emergency