OUR MISSION

Mission

To advance sound strategies to improve public health, food safety, and applied nutrition using risk analysis principles through cooperative research, education, and outreach programs.

Vision

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.

JIFSAN held a webinar on March 11, 2015 to highlight important features of FDA-iRISK® 2.0. A webinar team led over 400 participants through the successful, hour-long session.
Pushing Back the Frontiers of Outbreak Response
Registration for webinar now open - a webinar, to be held in March, will highlight key features of FDA-iRISK® 2.0, an enhanced version of the free, Web-based system made available by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued a scientific opinion identifying FDA-iRISK®, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s innovative risk-assessment tool, as “the most appropriate tool for risk ranking of microbiological hazards.”
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.
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