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.
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.
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.
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".
Day 1 of the course is already behind us and it was filled with information and hands-on lab work.
The IFSTL course on botanicals in dietary supplement was a great opportunity for learning and networking with subject-matter experts.
Mr. Richard Gilmore, President/CEO of The GIC Group and Mr. Yihder Alex Lin, the Director of Food Safety Services at the Global Food Safety Forum arranged a visit to JIFSAN.
The International Food Safety Training Laboratory was honored by the presence of 25 representatives of the Chinese Pharmacopoeia Commission on December 8th, 2011.
Commemorating IFSTL For Its One-Year Anniversary In Fighting To Increase Global Food Safety Standards
House Representative Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland commemorates IFSTL's one-year anniversary.
A course entitled "Pesticide Resiude Analysis is Fresh Fruits and Produce" will be offered at IFSTL from May 14th to the 18th, 2012.
Download JIFSAN's new brochure briefly describing all courses scheduled in 2013 in laboratory methods and risk analysis.
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.
Dr. Wei Ji, CTO of HR-QAU in Qingdao Agricultural University in Shandong Province, China, visited IFSTL. Dr. Ji 's laboratory intends to register participants in IFSTL's upcoming training "Methods in Pesticide Residue Analysis" held September 12-16, 2011.
Map of the origin of participants in JIFSAN's International Food Safety Training Laboratory.
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. Irene Chan from FDA office in Beijing, Evid Liu from the FDA office in Guangzhou, Dr. Astrid Szeto from FDA's Office of International Programs and Dr. Nirupa Sen from the New Dehli office were accompanied by Dr. Jin Park Young and Dr. Steven Robs of CFSAN for their visit of the new IFSTL site.
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.
Each year the symposium focuses on a different topic associated with state-of-the-art food science and technology. The topic of the 2012 event is "New developments in food science: realising the potential of 'omics' technologies".
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...