Partnership

The Food Protection and Defense Institute Partnership provides rapid access to information, expert opinions, tools, research, and best practices to help your company comply with Food Safety and Modernization Act intentional and economically motivated adulteration regulations, assure brand protection, and enhance supply chain preparedness and resiliency. 

Partnership Benefits

  • Facilitates FSMA compliance through shared experience and knowledge from internationally recognized food protection and defense experts and a global consortium of researchers, governmental authorities, non-governmental organizations, and practitioners representing every component of food production and distribution from farm to fork
  • Affords access to a unique suite of tools, customized consultation, and training programs designed to assist organizations in developing and implementing food defense plans and programs
  • Provides insight on protecting an organization's supply chains, production systems, and brand integrity from disruption by economically motivated or intentional adulteration based on current and projected needs and requirements

Who Can Partner? 

The Partnership is open to food and ingredient suppliers, processors, and manufacturers; food retailers, food service and restaurants; food equipment manufacturers, and other organizations directly supplying products or services to the food industry.

Benefit Categories

Knowledge & Information

Knowledge & Information

Access to World Class Food Defense Experts

Food defense is an emerging concern globally with actively growing expertise networks.  FPDI maintains collaborative relationships with food defense experts, researchers, and regulatory authorities across the world and can provide connection to those experts in your technical area and geography of need.

-All levels-

Food Defense Resource Database

Resource databases in any field require diligence to develop, maintain, and update.  Stay informed with an easy to access compilation of food defense resources in the FPDI Food Defense Resource Database.

-All levels-

FPDI Information Resources

Receive access to a Partnership-only section of the FPDI website that includes food defense news updates, newsletters, annual reports, food defense slides, and recorded food defense briefings.

-All levels-

Consultation

Consultation

Emerging Situation Intelligence Notifications

When threats emerge or escalate suddenly, you want to be prepared. Interactive conference calls led by FPDI Leadership will be arranged as warranted typically on next- or same-day basis.

-All levels-

One-on-one Consultations

During a food defense incident, guaranteed access to FPDI’s food defense team ensures Partnership organizations have the best possible intelligence for making critical business decisions.  One-on-one consultations provide organizations a confidential venue to proactively discuss sensitive food defense challenges and assumptions for future preparedness. Private phone consultations will be scheduled at organization’s request.

-Executive level receives up to four 1-hour consultations per year-
-Professional level receives up to two 1-hour consultations per year-

Training

Training

FPDI Food Defense Certificate Course

Professional education and training is essential for FSMA compliance with the Intentional Adulteration regulation.  To assist Partners in developing qualified individuals, FPDI provides a variety of training opportunities and course offerings including a 2-day food defense certificate course in conjunction with the Food Defense Conference.  This course offers food industry professionals the knowledge and skills to navigate basic food defense principles, recognize vulnerabilities, and create a tailored food defense plan. For professionals that cannot attend the in-person training session, an online Food Defense Certificate Program is available.

-Executive level receives 2 free registrations and 50% reduction on additional registrations-
-Professional level receives 1 free registration and 25% reduction on additional registrations-
-Affiliate level receives 25% reduction on registrations-

On-site Food Defense Training with Simulation Exercise

FPDI experts will provide one 1-day on-site introductory food defense training program including a food defense exercise simulation for your organization at reduced rates. Class is limited to 20 attendees and availability may be limited based on instructor availability.

-Executive level receives on an expenses-only basis-
-Professional level  receives at a 25% reduced rate plus expenses basis-

Tools

Tools

Food Adulteration Incidents Registry

The Food Adulteration Incidents Registry provides searchable information about the food product, adulterant, the method of fraud, and health consequences of incidents from 1980 to present. FPDI researchers identify and categorize incidents though literature and media searches including terrorism, sabotage, and EMA in food products. The database structure reports individual events with multiple references as a singular event.

-Executive level receives 2 free individual user accounts-
-Professional level receives 1 free individual user account-

World Factbook of Food

The World Factbook of Food is patterned after The CIA World Factbook and serves as a central reference for the food and agriculture sector. Food and country profiles within the factbook support food and agriculture activities occurring from farm to fork including high risk foods, typical production, standards, value, rankings, adulteration and contamination events, and typical product flow.

-Executive level receives 2 free individual user accounts-
-Professional level receives 1 free individual user account-

Food Defense Readiness Assessment

The Food Defense Readiness Assessment, a facility-based educational tool, addresses key food defense components of the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and subsequent final rules.  Following the assessment, users receive a Readiness Report with a facility’s readiness score and a list of suggested next steps with recommended additional informational resources for four strategic food defense areas: EMA, IA Mitigation Strategies, Management and Operation, and Industry/Government Cooperation.

-Executive level receives 10 free facility level assessments-
-Professional level receives 5 free facility level assessments-

Intentional Adulteration Assessment Tool

The Intentional Adulteration Assessment Tool aids the conduct of the required Intentional Adulteration (IA) Rule Vulnerability Assessment for chemical and biological threats to food products via interactive desk-top risk analysis software. The tool created for industry by FPDI in cooperation with DHS Chemical Securities Analysis Center (CSAC) and Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), builds upon resources and risk estimates developed through a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between DHS CSAC and ADM.

-Executive level receives 2 free individual user accounts-
-Professional level receives 1 free individual user account-

Research

Research

Sponsored Research Discounts

Eligible Partnership levels entitle organizations to reduced rates for sponsored research or solution development/customization.

-Executive level receives 10% discount-
-Professional level receives 5% discount-

Science Advisory Board Technical Committee

Eligible Partnership levels entitle companies to one seat on the Science Advisory Board Technical Committee.  This committee receives early access to preview and influence food defense research and solutions during the development phase through discussion of Partnership concerns and provision of food defense needs for consideration by the Science Advisory Board.

-Executive level-

Networking

Networking

Networking Event

Access to world-class food defense experts is imperative to your food defense efforts. The Partnership includes invitation to an exclusive networking event held in conjunction with the FPDI Food Defense Conference

-All levels-

Food Defense Conference Registrations

The Food Defense Conference is a unique event focused on the current state of food defense held at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus. Experts from around the world come to learn from each other and enjoy a variety of sessions, networking opportunities, and workshops geared specifically at reducing the impact of food system attacks and catastrophic events. The Partnership receives tiered rate reductions on registrations.

-Executive level receives 2 free registrations and 50% reduction on additional registrations-
-Professional level receives 1 free registration and 25% reduction on additional registrations-
-Affiliate level receives 25% reduction on registrations-

Public Recognition

Public Recognition

-Executive level-

 

Partnership Summary

Partnership Summary

 

 Benefit

Partnership level

Affiliate

Professional

Executive

Knowledge and Information      
World Class Food Defense Expert Connections
Food Defense Resource Database      
FPDI Information Resources       
Tools      
Food Adulteration Incidents Registry     1 Free User  2 Free Users
World Factbook of Food     1 Free User  2 Free Users
Food Defense Readiness Assessment    5 Free Assessments  10 Free Assessments
Intentional Adulteration Assessment Tool   1 Free User 2 Free Users
 Training      
 Food Defense Certificate Course  25% off Registrations  1 Free Attendee: 25% off Additional  2 Free Attendees: 50% off Additional
On-site Food Defense Training with Exercise     1 at 25% Reduced Rate Plus Expenses  1 at Expenses Only
Consulting      
Emerging Situation Intelligence Notifications  √    
One-on-one consultations    2 1-hour consultations 4 1-hour consultations 
Research      
Sponsored Research Discounts   5% Discount   10% Discount
Science Advisory Board Technical Committee      √
 Networking      
Exclusive Networking Event  √   √  √
Food Defense Conference 25% off Registrations  1 Free Attendee; 25% off Additional  2 Free Attendees; 50% off Additional 
 Public Recognition      
 Public Recognition       

Contact fpdi@umn.edu for more information and options on how to become a partner.