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


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.

Dr. Jianghong Meng, Director of JIFSAN, attended the 2014 Plenary Meeting of the International Scientific Committee of China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment, and the International Symposium on Food Safety Emergency Response in Kunming, China on October 13 and 14.
JIFSAN and U.S. FDA trainers conducted a Train-the-Trainer program on Good Aquacultural Practices (GAqP) this September in Jakarta, Indonesia. JIFSAN partnered with the Republic of Indonesia Fish Quarantine and Inspection Agency to train 32 participants on improved aquacultural practices.
JIFSAN partnered with the U.S. FDA and the Indonesia Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Fish Quarantine and Inspection Agency (FQIA) to conduct a Train-the-Trainer program on Good Fishing Vessel Practices (GFvP). The five-day program took place in Jakarta, Indonesia and was successful in training 26 Indonesian participants. Most of the trainees are members of the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries and/or the FQIA.
JIFSAN’s Clare Narrod, Research Scientist and Manager for the Risk Analysis Program, served on a panel capacity building at the two-day expert meeting on “Food Safety for Nutrition Security” this month.
The International Food Safety Training Laboratory (IFSTL) hosted eight participants as they learned methods of pesticide residue analysis. The training course, which began on September 22, 2014, lasted for eight days and brought participants all the way from Jamaica, Bangladesh and South Korea to JIFSAN’s Washington D.C. area location. The team of instructors included experts from the FDA, the UDSA and the U.S. EPA.
The “Methods of Identification for Shiga-toxin Producing E. coli” course offered by the International Food Safety Training Laboratory at JIFSAN concluded its five days of training on Friday, October 3. The course taught students the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommended methods for the analysis of E.coli.
Last week, the Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN) updated its “What We Eat In America-Food Commodity Intake Database" (WWEIA-FCID). JIFSAN used the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) latest updates to include more relevant and recent food consumption data on its FoodRisk.org website.
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