Organization profile

Organization profile

The National Center for Food Protection and Defense (NCFPD) was officially launched as a Homeland Security Center of Excellence in July 2004. A multidisciplinary and action-oriented research consortium, NCFPD addresses the vulnerability of the nation's food system to attack through intentional contamination with biological or chemical agents.

NCFPD's research and education program is aimed at reducing the potential for contamination at any point along the food supply chain and mitigating potentially catastrophic public health and economic effects of such attacks. The program incorporates cutting-edge research across a wide range of disciplines, taking a comprehensive, farm-to-table view of the food system and encompassing all aspects from primary production through transportation and food processing to retail and food service.


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Restaurants Medicine & Life Sciences
Disease Outbreaks Medicine & Life Sciences
Food Medicine & Life Sciences
restaurants Agriculture & Biology
Foodborne Diseases Medicine & Life Sciences
adulterated products Agriculture & Biology
vomiting Agriculture & Biology
corn starch Agriculture & Biology

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Penny L Norquist

Person: Academic Professional

Projects 2010 2022

Research Output 2002 2016

1 Citation (Scopus)

A 90-day oral (dietary) toxicity and mass balance study of corn starch fiber in Sprague Dawley rats

Crincoli, C. M., Nikiforov, A. I., Rihner, M. O., Lambert, E. A., Greeley, M. A., Godsey, J., Eapen, A. K. & van de Ligt, J. L. G., Nov 1 2016, In : Food and Chemical Toxicology. 97, p. 57-69 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

balance studies
corn starch
Zea mays
1 Citation (Scopus)

Evaluation of the gastrointestinal tolerability of corn starch fiber, a novel dietary fiber, in two independent randomized, double-blind, crossover studies in healthy men and women

Crincoli, C. M., Garcia-Campayo, V., Rihner, M. O., Nikiforov, A. I., Liska, D. A. & van de Ligt, J. L. G., Oct 2 2016, In : International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition. 67, 7, p. 844-856 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dietary Fiber
corn starch
Double-Blind Method
Cross-Over Studies
1 Citation (Scopus)

Rapid-response risk evaluation of Ebola spread via the food system

Bergeron, J. G., Mann, E. M., Farnham, M. W., Kennedy, S., Everstine, K., Prasarnphanich, O. O., Smith, K., Karesh, W. B., Travis, D. A. & Kircher, A., Sep 1 2016, In : IBM Journal of Research and Development. 60, 5-6, 7580679.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Palm oil