Food Protection & Defense
Protecting and defending our nation's food supply requires an understanding of emergency management and critical incident protocol related to food systems. This multi-university, multi-faculty developed course in Food Protection and Defense is offered jointly by The School of Criminal Justice and the Online Master of Science in Food Safety Program. The course is team taught which leverages the expertise of faculty and industry leaders from around the United States to contain content that includes the most up-to-date issues, sources, perspectives, and scholarship on Food Defense and Homeland Security. Major topics: Unique focus areas include fundamentals of Homeland Security; Public-private partnerships for emergency preparedness; Supply chain, production and processing security; Packaging and transportation security; Evaluating food security programs; Restaurant and grocery store critical incident protocols; Economic recovery.