International Training Center
One of JIFSAN’s goals is to improve the safety of foods for all consumers, domestically and internationally, through education and training. A major portion of the food consumed in the U.S. is imported, thus it is critical that we train our international suppliers in the same food safety practices that we utilize within the U.S. This proactive, preventative approach is critical because a very small portion of imported food is actually inspected at the ports of entry. JIFSAN works directly with various U.S. government agencies, including FDA, USDA, EPA and others, with input from industry, consumer groups and foreign government agencies to develop and deliver science-based food safety training. Programs are directed to the point of production and to all steps in handling, processing, distribution and analytical techniques. The JIFSAN International Training Center is the home site for the collection of training programs listed below.
International Training Center Programs
- Good Agricultural Practices Program (GAP)
- Good Aquacultural Practices Program (GAqP)
- Commercially Sterile Packaged Foods Program (CSPF)
- Food Inspector Training (FIT)
- Collaborative Food Safety Training Centers
This collection of programs represents a comprehensive approach to training in food safety. It combines product-specific topics with risk analysis principles and essential microbiological and chemical analyses.
Special Topics in Food Safety and Risks Analysis
JIFSAN offers in-classroom or on site courses covering various aspects of food safety and risk analysis, customized to the needs of your organization. JIFSAN staff will work with you to design a course to meet your needs in any of the topics listed above. Although standard courses are five days, the length of trainings and tuition costs will vary depending on the topics selected and logistical needs. Tuition will be charged on a per person basis.