JIFSAN decomposition training conducted in Kochi, India as part of the Shrimp Mandate Program

The US FDA-led training with JIFSAN assistance collaborated with The Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (ICAR-CIFT) to present two, two-day Seafood Sensory Decompensation training in Kochi, India January 29-30 & February 1-2, 2024. The program aims to provide a diverse field of Indian government and industry personnel with knowledge on sensory analysis of seafood as a critical tool used to protect consumers from seafood that has become adulterated due to decomposition. The integrity of the sensory program depends on the credibility of the sensory analysts and the way the analyses are conducted, reported, and interpreted for regulatory purposes. Their work will help to prevent exposure to food safety hazards and the resulting trade concerns with seafood products by achieving compliance with U.S. government regulations. A total of 48 participants attended the course from academia, government, and industry sectors.

Training participants attending a lecutre.

Overhead photo of the training setup with conference tables and shrimp observation stations.

Lecture in progress.

Indian women participating in the trainings record observations on the shrimp.

Men and women participants holding clipboards inspect the shrimp.

Training participants with a large tub of shrimp.

Group photo of the training participants in front of a sign reading National Referral Laboratory & National Reference Laboratory.

Group portrait of the training participants and instructor.