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
Webinar Features FDA-iRISK 2.0 Enhanced Version of FDA’s Publicly Available Food Safety Risk Assessment Tool
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.
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.
FDA’s iRISK, a New Web-based Comparative Risk Assessment Tool, Available to Public – Webinar Also Available
In October, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched iRISK, a free Web-based system that enables users to rank and compare risks from multiple foodborne microbial and chemical hazards and predict effectiveness of prevention and control measures. A recording of an introductory webinar hosted by JIFSAN and presented on October 4 is available.
The webinar recordings are now publicly available on YouTube.