The end of a year is a good time to reflect on what we have accomplished in the last 12 months and here at JIFSAN, especially in the Lab, we can honestly say that we've had a great year and made a lot of new friends!
Whole genome sequencing is a technology that can be used to detect and track foodborne pathogens. Whenever there is an outbreak of a foodborne illness, the technology can be used to find out which pathogen caused the outbreak and where it originated.
We are very happy to welcome Ms. Romina Heymann as the new Chemist at the IFSTL. Ms. Heymann is a microbiologist and chemist; you will soon see a new blog page on our website that she will populate with articles, opinions and resources.
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 upcoming 2016 courses in the International Food Safety Training Laboratory are now open for registration. Courses range from one-week to two-week schedules and include food safety methods, analysis, and hands-on training.
The University of Maryland and the Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) will build and operate the first U.S.-based laboratory for training foreign food producers - an important step in building the foreign scientific capacity needed to uncover contamination before commodities ship.