|Center||Food Protection and Defense Institute (FPDI)|
|Contact||Ted Steinmann, IT Manager|
The Food Protection and Defense Institute (FPDI) created FoodSHIELD to meet the challenge of cross collaboration between countless agencies, organizations, and laboratories working towards a safe and secure food supply. FoodSHIELD provides public and private food and agriculture sectors an on-line platform to coordinate their efforts in a secure and efficient way. FoodSHIELD's public side contains information on food protection issues, tools, events, jobs, and resources. FoodSHIELD's secure portal is for members only and houses the collaboration platform.
foodshield is a web-based collaboration platform designed for the coordination, education, and training of those who protect and defend the global food supply.
FoodSHIELD allows the food and agriculture sector to coordinate across the globe. Members can create workgroups to engage existing groups with document centers, on-line meetings, surveys, news feeds, calendars, and discussion forums. Resources for FoodSHIELD members include a food and agriculture sector contact directory, links to web resources, public discussion forums, conference management, secure file sharing, and on-demand and live trainings. FoodSHIELD also hosts several food and agriculture applications including Directory Services (Agency, Industry, and Laboratory), the Food Defense Research Database, Economically Motivated Adulteration Databases, FARM Toolkit, Food, Livestock and Plant Emergency Plans, and e-SAF.