Here’s what you missed if you did not attend the hands-on microbiology courses at the International Food Safety Training Laboratory at JIFSAN in 2014…
Time to apply for an IAFP travel award to attend the annual conference in Portland, OR (USA) in 2015.
The International Food Safety Training Laboratory (IFSTL) trained six participants in the “Methods of Determination for Drug Residues in Fish, Meat, and Poultry”. The course focused on regulations regarding veterinary drugs and fit-for-purpose laboratory methods.
The International Food Safety Training Laboratory (IFSTL) hosted eight participants as they learned methods of pesticide residue analysis. The training course, which began on September 22, 2014, lasted for eight days and brought participants all the way from Jamaica, Bangladesh and South Korea to JIFSAN’s Washington D.C. area location. The team of instructors included experts from the FDA, the UDSA and the U.S. EPA.
The “Methods of Identification for Shiga-toxin Producing E. coli” course offered by the International Food Safety Training Laboratory at JIFSAN concluded its five days of training on Friday, October 3. The course taught students the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommended methods for the analysis of E.coli.
JIFSAN’s International Food Safety Training Laboratory has received a grant from the USDA Emerging Markets Program that will support the participation of analysts from select countries in a workshop of mycotoxins analysis. We will offer two opportunities to participate, one in November 2014 and one in March 2015. Each participant will attend a single one of these workshops.
JIFSAN's International Food Safety Training Laboratory held key events for the laboratory capacity building program in the APEC region in 2013. Pilot work with China and Chile paved the way to broad deployment of laboratory methods training in APEC and beyond.
Graduate students of the Maryland University of Integrative Health will be spending a half-day at the IFSTL to learn and practice TLC and HPLC-PDA for the identification of botanicals for dietary supplements.
A week-long hands-on laboratory training workshop was held in Malaysia in June focusing on methods for the identification of Salmonella and Campylobacter in food. Future events in partnership with the Ministry of Health of Malaysia will be open to private industry.
A lot happens around here and you can get a quick review of our activities in this short newsletter. See which organizations have received training at the IFSTL, and see what's still ahead this year!
Food forensics and food safety: One complements the other.
Did you want to learn about Rapid Methods vs. Culture Methods? or Rapid Methods, Current Developments and Future Trends? or how about Rapid Methods for the Detection of Foodborne Pathogens? Well you missed it! -but it will be back in the Fall...
Spring brings Cherry Blossoms in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. In town for the experience of the beautiful bloom? Come join us at the IFSTL for our Spring Course on "Rapid Methods in Food Microbiology," April 28 -May 2, 2014.
The IFSTL course on botanicals in dietary supplement was a great opportunity for learning and networking with subject-matter experts.
Day 1 of the course is already behind us and it was filled with information and hands-on lab work.
Dr. Daniel Fabricant, director of FDA's Division of Dietary Supplement Programs, will present the opening lecture of the upcoming course "Microscopic and Chemical Methods of Identification of Botanicals and Contaminants in Dietary Supplements" on Feb. 3-6, 2014
Dr. Richard Besser, ABC News Chief Health and Medical Editor returns to the International Food Safety Training Laboratory (IFSTL) at the University of Maryland to determine which greeting spreads the most germs during flu season.
College Park, Dec. 12-13, 2013. Presentation during APEC workshopJIFSAN hosted the regional workshop on laboratory capacity building entitled: "Framework for Self-Assessment of Laboratory Capacity Building Needs and Prioritization".
In the first JIFSAN-IFSTL veterinary drug residue course, instructors from the U.S. FDA, USDA and University of Maryland taught a successful mix of regulatory lectures and hands-on laboratory work. Instructors like Dr. Steve Lehotay, Dr. Sherri Turnipseed and Dr. Philip Kijak were on hand to lend their many years of expertise. A group of professional participants from Chile, Kenya, Indonesia, Sudan, Iraq and Egypt spent 8 days of intensive training in various methods of veterinary drug residue testing. Congratulations!!
On behalf of our team, thanks to you and your staff for the truly excellent microbiology training program held at the JIFSAN International Food Safety Training Laboratory last week. We had 15 cross-segment attendees from around the globe who universally agreed that the program met their needs with respect to understanding Salmonella as a pathogen, as well as the importance of sampling and the methods by which Salmonella is cultured and detected. They will be able to apply what they learned in their region and many of the attendees would like to see more lab based training programs developed."