To advance sound strategies to improve public health, food safety, and applied nutrition using risk analysis principles through cooperative 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 incidence of food-related illness.

Whole genome sequencing is a technology that can be used to detect and track foodborne pathogens. Whenever there is an outbreak of a foodborne illness, the technology can be used to find out which pathogen caused the outbreak and where it originated.
Last week, the Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN) updated its “What We Eat In America-Food Commodity Intake Database" (WWEIA-FCID). JIFSAN used the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) latest updates to include more relevant and recent food consumption data on its FoodRisk.org website.
Foodrisk.org's Food Commodity Intake Database (http://fcid.foodrisk.org) is in the process of being updated to the 2005-2010 dataset, set to launch later this year.
Applications should be submitted by March 15, 2014
The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that it has partnered with the Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN) at the University of Maryland to offer a training module for aquaculture producers to help them comply with FDA regulations for importing seafood.
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