NCFPD is hosting a discussion forum on the FSMA proposed rule Focused Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration on the University of Minnesota Campus March 12, 2014.
News & Events
MAR 2014Food Protection Message - February 2013.
Most of us have followed the continued development of the story in Japan where police have charged a disgruntled contract employee of Aqli Foods, a subsidiary of Maruha Nichiro Holdings, with intentionally contaminating frozen food products with malathion in late 2013. Malathion is a pesticide used in farming, gardening and to kill fleas. Maruha Nichiro Holdings subsequently recalled 6.4 million packages of frozen foods.
Welcome to the Center.
The National Center for Food Protection and Defense (NCFPD) was officially launched as a Homeland Security Center of Excellence in July 2004. A multidisciplinary and action-oriented research consortium, NCFPD addresses the vulnerability of the nation's food system to attack through intentional contamination with biological or chemical agents.
NCFPD's research and education program is aimed at reducing the potential for contamination at any point along the food supply chain and mitigating potentially catastrophic public health and economic effects of such attacks. The program incorporates cutting-edge research across a wide range of disciplines, taking a comprehensive, farm-to-table view of the food system and encompassing all aspects from primary production through transportation and food processing to retail and food service.
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In the old days, agriculture meant feeding Minnesota. Today it means feeding the world and protecting the planet's food supply from disease and determined terrorists; our federally funded National Center for Food Protection and Defense does just that.University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler