September 17th - September 19th, 2018
Registration Deadline: September 10th, 2018
Many countries in the world have experienced an exponential increase in the number of food establishments that produce and market food under their jurisdiction. Authorities, however, have experienced a significant decrease in the resources (monetary and personnel) to carry out inspection and surveillance activities. This situation requires countries to optimize and focus their resources to food products and establishments that represent the highest public health risk. This is also true for the private industry where they need to focus their monitoring and verification activities to the hazards, providers and food products that pose the highest risk. This requires the use of risk ranking tools so countries can identify their food safety priorities (biological and chemical) and develop accordingly a risk-based inspection and surveillance. This can also serve as the identification of national food safety issues that will require a risk assessment.
September 20th - September 21st, 2018
Registration Deadline: September 13th, 2018
FDA-iRISK® is a Web-based, comparative risk assessment tool that allow users to conduct fully probabilistic risk assessments relatively rapidly and efficiently. This two day course offers participants a guided, hands-on opportunity to explore the tool and develop food-safety risk scenarios.