About Risk

The increasing emphasis on risk-based decision making and the increasingly global nature of the food supply have resulted in the use of risk analysis to systematically address food safety issues worldwide. This has created a need to educate food safety and other public health professionals about the principles of food safety risk analysis and the tools and techniques required to apply this approach.

JIFSAN offers online courses to meet your professional needs in learning how to do risk analysis.

What You Will Learn


  • Know and understand the terminology of food safety risk analysis.
  • Understand how food safety and other health decisions are made utilizing risk analysis tools.
  • Learn systematic approaches, tools and techniques to address specific food safety problems
  • Have the knowledge to participate in the risk management decision process
  • Understand how to communicate effectively about risk with peers, managers, and stakeholders


     Food Safety Risk Analysis Training Program:

  1.    Introduction to Risk Analysis and the Regulatory Process
  2.    Risk Management
  3.    Qualitative Risk Assessment
  4.    Risk Communication
  5.    Quantitative Risk Assessment
  6.    Risk Based Food Inspection 
  7.    Global Food Law & Regulation


Other Specialized JIFSAN Training Opportunities:

Customized Courses can be designed exclusively for your organization (for more information or a customized quote please email Clare Narrod (cnarrod@umd.edu)

For a complete course listing and full description, please view our Course Catalogue page.  

  • Course Tuition Fellowship
  • Summer Extended Fellowship (currently only offered if individual has funding)
    • This Fellowship is offered through JIFSAN in partnership with several other organizations.  Funding for this opportunity can be obtained in advance or through assistance from JIFSAN.
  • Special Topics in Food Safety and Risk Analysis
    • Additional course topics and regulatory trainings can be scheduled such as:  Advanced Risk Communication, Regulatory Impact Analysis, and Advanced Quantitative Risk Assessment.