About International

Our Aim

One of JIFSAN’s goals is to improve the safety of foods for all consumers, domestically and internationally, through education and training. In fact, enhanced training is a significant requirement of FSMA. 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, preventive approach is critical because a very small portion of imported food is actually inspected at the U.S. 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 and distribution. The JIFSAN International Training Center is the home site for the collection of training programs listed below.

International Training Programs

Collaborative Produce Safety Training Initiative

Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)

Good Aquacultural Practices (GAqP)

Good Fishing Vessel Practices (GFvP) and Seafood HACCP Training

Commercially Sterile Packaged Foods (CSPF)

Food Inspector Training (FIT)

Supply Chain Management for Spices and Botanical Ingredients (SCMSBI)

Food Safety Collaborative Training Initiatives (CTI)

Special Programs Developed upon Request:

  • Foodborne Illness Outbreak Investigations, Traceability and Emergency Preparedness
  • Inspection of Meat and Meat Products
  • Inspection of Dairy and Dairy Products