Course Objectives

 At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Define and differentiate between food protection, food safety, food defense, and food security
  2. Understand how the complexity of the food system makes it vulnerable to nefarious acts at any point in the supply chain, and learn ways to make it safer for consumers
  3. Identify motivations and methods that lead to food defense incidents and how to protect against them
  4. Understand food defense policy, regulatory requirements, and implications of evolving food defense law
  5. Identify strategies of investigation for food defense incidents, including how food system terms and concepts can be used to help investigate crimes in the food system (e.g., a vulnerability may be a potential lead)