The Institute is the foundation of public and private partnerships that provides the scientific basis for ensuring a safe, wholesome food supply as well as provide the infrastructure for contributions to national food safety programs and international food standards. The Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN) was established between the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the University of Maryland (UM) in April 1996. The Institute is a jointly administered, multidisciplinary research, education and outreach program. The Institute fosters the missions of FDA and the University through the creation of partnerships to increase the quantity and quality of research, which will provide the basis for sound public health policy. It promotes food safety and human nutrition and animal health and production through an integrated academic and regulatory science program. This includes multidisciplinary research, outreach and educational programs, and policy studies. The participation of FDA scientists in JIFSAN collaborative research programs related to FDA's mission and the consultative arrangements with other scientists associated with FDA, the Institute, and the University ensures the critical science-based foundation needed to establish sound food safety policy. In addition, opportunities exist for collaborative projects with other Federal and state agencies, private industry, consumer and trade groups, and international organizations with mutual interests.
To advance sound strategies to improve public health, food safety, and applied nutrition using risk analysis principles through collaborative research, education, and outreach programs.
To be a premier source of scientific information and education programs on food safety and applied nutrition that enables the development of sound public health policy and reduces the incidences of food-related illness.
III. Key Objectives
a. Increase the global knowledge of effective, available practices that promote food safety throughout the supply chain.
b. Enhance the development and promote the use of risk analysis models and tools for decision making processes associated with food safety and applied nutrition.
c. Promote collaborative research efforts related to risk analysis, food safety, and applied nutrition.
d. Broaden the research educational opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students at University of Maryland.
e. Promote the development of private and public partnerships to improve food safety.
The Core Courses teach the fundamental terminology, knowledge and approaches used in risk analysis. This competency is essential for all food safety professionals.
Overview of Risk Analysis
Food Safety Risk Management
Food Safety Risk Assessment
Food Safety Risk Communication
Epidemiology for Risk Analysis
Quantitative Risk Assessment
You should complete the registration and payment process as early as possible for each class in order to reserve your spot. Registration is not considered complete until full payment is received. Your registration may be cancelled if the class fills before full payment is received.For online courses, participants will not receive login information until payment is received.
Please keep in mind your registration is not complete until your balance is paid in full. We have a limited number of seats and in order to reserve a seat all dues must be paid in full. If you have registered but not paid you are not guaranteed a seat.
JIFSAN prefers credit card payments at the time of registration however other payment methods are accepted. These include but are not limited to Wire Transfers, Purchase Orders, Checks, etc., for more details please email us. In some instances JIFSAN may request a credit card to hold your registration if another payment method is delayed. Specific instructions are available when you register.
International Registrants: Advance payment in full is required to process international applications. If we have not received payment two weeks before the start of an on-site class we reserve the right to cancel your registration.
Online Courses: An additional fee of US $50.00 will be assessed for those who register after the registration deadline.
Classroom Courses: An additional fee of US $50.00 will be assessed for those who register after the registration deadline.
An additional late payment fee of US $50.00 will be assessed for those who have not paid in full one week prior to the start of any class. Your registration may also be automatically cancelled if we have not received payment by this date to make room for those who are on the wait list.
Cancellation and Substitution Policy
Up to 31 days prior to course start date: Refund of amount paid minus US$50.00 processing fee
30 days to 7 days prior to course start date: Refund 50% of amount paid
Less than 7 days prior to course start date: No Refund
All Registration fees will be fully refunded in the unlikely event JIFSAN cancels the course.
Substitutions are accepted at any time before the course starts. Please contact Dr. Clare Narrod at email@example.com in advance to notify us of any substitutions. There are no fees for substitutions.