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Malaysia Ministry of Health Food Safety Capacity Building
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The International Food Safety Training Centre Malaysia (IFSTC) is a collaboration between JIFSAN, Delta Professional Consultancy and the Malaysia Ministry of Health.  The Malaysian Ministry of Health reached out to JIFSAN directly to assist in enhancing their country's food safety and quality programs. The goal was to establish a training facility much like JIFSAN that would reach more stakeholders in the region.  Unlike the other CTI’s the IFSTC has its own training facilities and has a history of working with international partners in much the same manner that JIFSAN works. It began with participants coming to JIFSAN for training in JIFSAN’s Risk Analysis and Laboratory Methods, followed by JIFSAN faculty going back to Malaysia and co-teaching the courses with individuals who were targeted as becoming ToT in Malaysia.  The International Trainings in Food Inspection took place directly in Malaysia.  From 2013-2015 sixteen training programs, on risk analysis, pesticide and veterinary drug residues analyses, microbiology testing, food safety laws, and food inspections, were conducted from 2013 through 2015. JIFSAN anticipates that the partnership will go beyond these training programs and contribute to the improvement of the food safety and quality system country-wide in this dynamic economy in the Asia Pacific region.

Key dates

  • • February 2013- JIFSAN, Delta Professional Consultancy, and the Malaysia Ministry of Health initiated a three-year project that focused on: building laboratory testing capacity; enhancing risk analysis capabilities; increasing the skills of the Ministry's food inspection staff; and increasing the understanding of global food laws and regulations.
  • • 2013- MOA signed between JIFSAN and Delta Professional Consultancy as well as MOU between Delta Professional Consultancy and the Malaysia Ministry of Health
  • • The following programs were conducted by JIFSAN and the IFSTC in either the U.S. or Malaysia. Some programs were conducted twice.
    • Food Microbiology for Industry Analysts Jan 15-17, 2013
    • Methods for Development of Pesticides Residue Analysis and Use of Data in Risk Analysis -College Park, Maryland June 2013
    • Risk Analysis - College Park, Maryland June 2013
    • Food Inspector Training (FIT) – Klang, Malaysia Sept 30-Oct 4, 2013
    • Methods of Identification of Salmonella and Campylobacter in Food – College Park, Maryland June 2013
    • Methods for Identification of Shigatoxin Producing E. coli Laboratory – College Park, Maryland June 2013
    • Microbiological Food Safety Lab - Klang, Malaysia Nov 8, 2013
    • Food Safety and Food Defense - Klang, Malaysia Jan 6-10, 2014
    • Global Food Laws and Regulation - Klang, Malaysia March 17-21, 2014
    • Methods of Identification of Salmonella and Campylobacter in Food - Klang, Malaysia
    • Food Inspection Training (FIT) – Klang, Malaysia June 16-20, 2014
    • Hands on Food Inspection Training (FIT) - Selangor, Malaysia Oct 13-17 2014
    • Risk Analysis for Risk Managers- Klang, Malaysia Jan 12-16, 2015
    • Global Food Laws and Regulation - Klang, Malaysia March 16-20, 2015
    • Mycotoxin Training – Klang, Malaysia May 26-29
    • Foodborne Illness Outbreak Investigations, Traceability, and Emergency Preparedness - Bandar Baru Bangi, Malaysia August 4-6, 2015
    • Meat and Poultry Inspection - Baru Bangi, Malaysia Sept 7-11, 2015
    • Food Inspection Training (FIT) – Penang, Malaysia Oct 19-23, 2015
    • Commercially Sterile Packaged Foods (CSPF) - Penang, Malaysia Oct 26-30, 2015
    • Training in Metrics College Park, Maryland Nov 9-20, 2015
    • Dairy – Malaysia, April 4-8, 2016
    • Mycotoxin Training – Malaysia June 13-17, 2016

AAFSC action to facilitate “buy-in” to have a larger multiplier effect

  • • AAFSC has had direct support from the Ministry of Health in Malaysia.  They have been offering courses on a regular basis.  Please visit this page to see courses by past years and current courses.

Metric highlights to date

Manuals and publications

  • • Currently Under Developement

Link’s to other “sister” projects building on CTC work

  • • AAFSC has had direct support from the Ministry of health in Malaysia.  They have been offering courses on a regular basis.