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.

Pushing Back the Frontiers of Outbreak Response
JIFSAN started off the new year with a one-week Risk Analysis training program in Malaysia. From January 12-17, Dr. Robert Buchanan and Dr. Clare Narrod presented Risk Analysis for Risk Managers to thirty participants. The participants were from universities, the private sector, and the National and the State Food Safety and Quality Division of the Ministry of Health in Malaysia.
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The Food and Drug Administration’s CFSAN and JIFSAN are jointly sponsoring a Food and Nutrition Webinar Series for 2015. The Webinar Series consists of four presentations, two each in Spring and Fall.  The Spring webinars are scheduled for 1:00 PM EDT, March 24, 2015, and April 20, 2015.
Registration for webinar now open - a webinar, to be held in March, will highlight key features of FDA-iRISK® 2.0, an enhanced version of the free, Web-based system made available by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued a scientific opinion identifying FDA-iRISK®, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s innovative risk-assessment tool, as “the most appropriate tool for risk ranking of microbiological hazards.”
Program included an option for seafood HACCP certification for course participants.
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