• New Meeting System - Zoom!

    Starting January 1st, 2020, the CoreSHIELD platform including FoodSHIELD, APHIS Laboratory Network, and the Food Emergency Response Network will upgrade webinar providers to Zoom. See the following benefits from the Zoom upgrade.

    Zoom System Benefits:

    - Simpler, personalized user interface 

    - No plugins required 

    - Meetings hosts up to 500 people

    - Audio line provided for every meeting

    - Recordings available for every meeting

    - Transcripts available for every meeting

    - Mobile Optimized

    - Live Training Webinars


    If you have any questions regarding this webinar system change please reach out to us helpdesk@foodshield.org.



    New Meeting System - Zoom!
  • Retail Food Risk Factor Study Database Goes Live!

    The FDA National Retail Food Team (NRFT) and the Food Protection Defense Institute (FPDI) are pleased to announce the release of the Retail Food Risk Factor Study database. The database has been developed to assist State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (SLTT) retail food protection programs in conducting an assessment on the occurrence of foodborne illness risk factors within their jurisdictions. Access to the database will provide regulatory jurisdictions with information technology support to:

    The web-based database is located within FoodSHIELD and is available at no cost to regulatory retail food protection programs. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s National Retail Food Team uses this database platform to store and maintain the data collection records for its current study. Over thirty SLTT jurisdictions have piloted the system and are using the database for their own studies.

    For more information on the Retail Food Risk Factor Study please use the following link.



    Retail Food Risk Factor Study Database Goes Live!
  • What is FoodSHIELD?

    FoodSHIELD is a web-based system for communication, coordination, education, and training among the nation's food and agriculture sectors. This secure system allows public health and food regulatory officials at the local, state, and federal levels across the nation to work together. It also helps communicate food safety information among other government agencies.

    What is FoodSHIELD?
  • Food Adulteration Incident Registry (FAIR)

    The FPDI EMA & Intentional Adulteration database has a new name and improved capabilities!


    Check out the newly updated Food Adulteration Incident Registry (FAIR). The Food Protection and Defense Institute’s Food Adulteration Incidents Registry (FAIR) is a compilation of historical and current events involving economically motivated and intentional adulteration of foods on a global scale. Information for this database is compiled through literature and media searches of economically motivated and intentional adulteration incidents in food products since 1980. 

    Click HERE to get access to the tool.

    Food Adulteration Incident Registry (FAIR)
  • "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."

    –University of Minnesota President, Eric Kaler