CFS3
Center for Food Safety and Security Systems
Partnerships and Affiliations

The success of the JIFSAN GAP program has depended largely on the ability to form collaborative partnerships with public and private entities that share a common interest in the safety of fresh produce. A continuation of this practice is essential for the success of PIP. Following is a list of those partnerships and affiliations thus far.

If any reader notes an error or omission in the list, please notify JIFSAN so that a correction can be made.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)
  • Office of International Programs (OIP)
  • Foreign Posts in Countries where Training is Conducted

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)
  • Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)

Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA - multi-national Americas)
Translation: Interamerican Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture

Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA - Brazil)
Translation: Brazilian Agricultural Research Cooperative

Servicio Nacional de Sanidad, Inocuidad y Calidad Agroalimentaria (SENASICA-Mexico)
Translation: National Service for Health, Food Safety and Food Quality

Comité Estatal de Sanidad Vegetal del Distrito Federal México (CESAVEDF - Mexico)
Translation: State Committee for Plant Health in Mexico City (Federal District)

Agricultural and Environmental Integral Protection Program (PIPAA - Guatemala)

Comunidad Andina (Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Perú)
Translation: Andean Community

Servicio Nacional Sanidad Agropecuaria (SENASA-multi-national)
Translation: National Agricultural Health Service

Organismo Internacional Regional de Sanidad Agropecuaria (OIRSA - multi-national)
Translation: International and Regional Organization for Agricultural Health

Rural Development Administration (Korea)

National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC-Thailand)

El Programa Manejo Integrado de Plagas en América Central (PROMIPAC - Central America)
Translation: Integrated Pest Management Program in Central America

Department of Registration, Certification, and Accreditation (China)

International Executive Service Corps (IESC - Dominican Republic)

Food Solutions (Perú)

Collaborating Universities

  • University of Maryland
  • Clemson University
  • Mississippi State University
  • University of California - Davis
  • Cornell University
  • University of Arizona
  • North Carolina State University
  • University of Costa Rica
  • University of Guadalajara
  • The University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez
  • University of the Valley of Guatemala

For program inquiries, please contact:

James Rushing, Program Manager | rushingj@umd.edu
Judy Cooper, Program Coordinator | jkcooper@umd.edu