January 2018 Issue
JIFSAN is continuing its work in Asia to strengthen food safety laboratories through participation in a collaborative project between Food Industry Asia and the Asian Development Bank. This program aims to strengthen the food supply chain through training in risk assessment, numerous aspects of supply chain management and laboratory testing.
Keynote Presentation Title: "The analytical and economic challenges of maintaining food safety in a global supply chain"
Those who have come to the the IFSTL know that we always request a "transfer plan", i.e. a structured plan to either deploy a method learned in the training or to propagate the training received. Teddie had planned the latter and had been trying to achieve his goal for over 2 years. Perseverance and networking paid off and Teddie tells us his story.
JIFSAN's Laboratory Partners with GFSP and FSSAI to Deploy Training in Mycotoxins and Veterinary Drug Residue Testing for Food Safety in India.
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has tied up with Global Food Safety Partnership (GFSP) for training its lab personnel on high-end testing of mycotoxins, pesticide residues and veterinary drug residues in Singapore and at the University of Maryland in the United States.
Interview with Dr. Janie Dubois of the IFSTL by Dr. Rick Gilmore of GFSF.
We had record colds, we had snow, but we also had a fantastic hands-on laboratory workshop on methods for the determination of aflatoxins in food.
The end of a year is a good time to reflect on what we have accomplished in the last 12 months and here at JIFSAN, especially in the Lab, we can honestly say that we've had a great year and made a lot of new friends!
Over the past month, the International Food Safety Training Laboratory held several courses for participants all over the world. They included training on detecting, identifying, and characterizing microbiological methods and on Whole Genome Sequencing.
The upcoming 2016 courses in the International Food Safety Training Laboratory are now open for registration. Courses range from one-week to two-week schedules and include food safety methods, analysis, and hands-on training.
The Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition taught food safety techniques to participants from China as part of a three-phase training program by the Global Food Safety Partnership (GFSP).
Read opinions from instrument vendors, private labs and the IFSTL at JIFSAN on the challenges of pesticide residue testing.
The JIFSAN IFSTL featured in Food Quality and Safety article on the shifting definition of food security
The goal of the IFSTL is to deliver training that is locally based, has a global platform for delivery, harmonized to standards, and delivered by worldwide experts.
JIFSAN's International Food Safety Training Laboratory (IFSTL) held two courses in the month of June. The first course "Pathogen Analysis in Fresh Produce and Juices" took place June 8-12, while IFSTL's second offering of the "Whole Genome Sequencing" course took place June 15-19.
JIFSAN trains 16 state and government laboratory professionals in it's first Whole Genome Sequencing Training.
The International Food Safety Training Laboratory (IFSTL) conducted a “Methods of Determination for Mycotoxins” course from March 2-11, 2015.
Map of the origin of participants in JIFSAN's International Food Safety Training Laboratory.
The JIFSAN International Food Safety Training Laboratory will be the host of a private course for U.S. public health laboratories entitled "Laboratory investigation of foodborne illness" April 28-May 1, 2015.