OUR MISSION

Mission

To advance sound strategies to improve public health, food safety, and applied nutrition using risk analysis principles through cooperative research, education, and outreach programs.

Vision

To be a premier source of scientific information and education programs on food safety and applied nutrition that enables the development of sound public health policy and reduces the incidence of food-related illness.

Position open until filled. For best consideration, apply by January 15, 2015.
Re-Tool Your Box!: Communicating Food Risk in an Era of Social Media (April 23-24, 2015)
This fall, JIFSAN offered the Advanced Quantitative Risk Assessment Training course with an emphasis on applying modeling methods to real-world risk analysis problems. The course had only been offered once before, and this year, eight participants completed the class.
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This fall, JIFSAN offered four weeks’ worth of courses on Risk Analysis Overview, Risk Management, Risk Assessment, Risk Communication and Introductory through Advanced Quantitative Risk Analysis. Participants had the option of signing up for as little or as many courses as they preferred during the four weeks.
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JIFSAN’s work doesn’t only apply to professionals already in their career fields; JIFSAN also supports students working towards a future in food safety. Sarah Allard, a University of Maryland PhD student in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, is one of the students that JIFSAN helps support with career goals and research.
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