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FDA-iRISK® Named a Central Component of EFSA's Risk-Ranking Toolbox

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.”  The statement comes as EFSA is developing a risk-ranking toolbox, for which FDA-iRISK is to serve as one of two central components (the other being the Burden of Communicable Diseases in Europe – BCoDE – toolkit).  EFSA states that these two tools “in combination with a network of available predictive microbiology tools, databases, and information sources, can form a risk-ranking toolbox and be applied based on a ‘fit for purpose’ approach.”

EFSA Scientific Opinion:
www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/doc/3939.pdf

FDA-iRISK:
irisk.foodrisk.org