ToxStrategies will be hosting the Intentional Adulteration Rule Food Defense Plan Essentials training on November 29 through December 1. The training is presented in collaboration with the University of Minnesota Food Protection and Defense Institute, a Homeland Security Center of Excellence, through an exclusive license. The training facilitates practice sessions for all four IA Rule roles that require food defense Qualified Individuals. The course provides the convenience of a single, comprehensive, instructor-led class to teach the breadth and interconnections of IA Rule requirements in an integrated and interactive forum. It meets each day from 8:30 am to 1 pm CT.
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ToxStrategies licenses the Food Protection and Defense Institute’s training programs
ToxStrategies has been granted a worldwide license, exclusive in North America, to the University of Minnesota’s Food Protection and Defense Institute’s (FPDI) food defense and intentional adulteration rule instructor-led curriculum. FPDI is an Emeritus Homeland Security Center of Excellence. The premier offering is the Intentional Adulteration Rule Food Defense Plan Essentials which facilitates practice sessions for all four IA Rule roles requiring food defense Qualified Individuals. The course provides the convenience of a single, comprehensive instructor-led class to teach the breadth and interconnections of IA Rule requirements in an integrated and interactive forum.
Dr. Jennifer van de Ligt, Senior Consultant at ToxStrategies stated “The collaboration between ToxStrategies and FPDI will allow the FPDI food defense curriculum to reach a broad segment of the food industry. The addition of food defense and curriculum assets to the food safety expertise at ToxStrategies increases our ability to raise awareness of and teach best practices across the food protection continuum. Robust food safety and defense is crucial to ensuring we all have safe food for our families.”
Dr. Deb Freedman, FPDI’s Director stated “Offering convenient and interactive training to combat intentional adulteration is critical to FPDI’s mission. Our new collaboration with ToxStrategies provides an optimal instructor-led delivery channel and extends our reach. Co-creating content with their experts provides us with the opportunity to develop food defense training for all levels of workers in a food facility.”
ToxStrategies is a multidisciplinary scientific consulting firm that strives to develop innovative solutions to address the scientific, technical, and regulatory challenges confronting our clients. We have a reputation for applying sound science and novel approaches tailored to meet the specific needs of our clients, whether a rapid response or a comprehensive analysis is required.
FPDI’s research, innovation, and education programs are aimed at reducing food system disruption. The Institute focuses on reducing the potential for contamination at any point along the food supply chain and places a high priority on addressing potential disruptions and threats to the food system that could lead to catastrophic damage to public health or the economy.
Poster for ICRS presents pre-clinical evaluation of cannabidiol (CBD)
ToxStrategies scientist Dr. Rayetta Henderson was among the authors of a poster for the 32nd Annual Symposium of the International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS), a hybrid meeting based in Galway, Ireland, held on June 25–30, 2022. The poster, titled, “Pre-Clinical Evaluation of Cannabidiol Toxicity in Rats,” summarized the toxicology testing program led by Dr. Henderson and other ToxStrategies staff. The study design and outcome of 14- and 90-day repeat-dose oral toxicity, genotoxicity, and reproductive toxicity studies on a purified, hemp-derived CBD isolate were presented. Meeting and abstract information can be found on the ICRS website. For more information on ToxStrategies’ experience in this area, see our relevant services page for Cannabinoid and Industrial Hemp Safety.