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Professional Development and Training

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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Training Opportunities:

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 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