The Global Food Defense Institute

The Global Food Defense Institute

Delivering world-class food defense training

The Global Food Defense Institute specializes in protecting our food supply by providing food defense and crisis management training and education to manufacturing and retail operations. With a prolific background in criminal investigations, Rod Wheeler brings a unique perspective when thinking about intentional adulteration and acts of violence that can occur at food facilities. The course content and brilliant exercises get every attendee thinking about their critical vulnerabilities and current mitigation strategies in place and just how effective they really are with keeping the food supply, as well as employees, safe.

The Global Food Defense Institute offers a variety of training classes, ranging from food defense to managing a crisis situation, such as an active shooter. GFDI also offers onsite vulnerability assessments as well as penetration tests to determine a company’s risk to both an inside and outside attacker.

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A unique blend of food defense

The Global Food Defense Institute has recently partnered with Food Safety and Quality Services to bring you a unique offering: GFDI & FSPCA-IA Rule Food Defense Management Certification Combined course. This course is a blend of the new FSPCA Intentional Adulteration-Conducting Vulnerability Assessments training with the GFDI “Street Smart'' food defense course.

Lance Roberie (FSQS) and Rod Wheeler (GFDI) team up to bring you an exciting combo course that not only satisfies the requirements for being a qualified individual for conducting vulnerability assessments under the new food defense rule, but also adds valuable exercises in crisis/incident management, such as handling an active shooter situation, that provide attendees with thought-provoking scenarios that are sure to challenge even the most comprehensive safety programs.

Public and onsite training available to you

Food Safety and Quality Services and the Global Food Defense Institute host public training courses on these topics throughout the United States. We can also come to you by offering our training courses “live” at your facility! Take a look at our upcoming food defense courses. Want to take advantage of having a personalized course? Contact us today to request an onsite training class or have one of us come out and test your defense strategies by performing a vulnerability assessment and penetration test.

upcoming Classes

Supply Chain Management | Online | August 18, 2022
August 18, 2022 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Internal Auditing | Online | Aug 25, 2022
August 25, 2022 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

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