Introduction to Risk-Based Approaches in Food Safety
Contaminated foods are estimated to sicken 600 million people a year, contributing to malnutrition and stunting in children, increasing food insecurity, and creating barriers to entry into the global food trade. A perennial challenge in food safety is identifying where to begin: Which pathogens, value chains, food system infrastructure, and food handling practices present the greatest risk to human health and nutrition? In recent years, risk-based approaches have emerged as strategic tools for setting priorities for food safety research, policy, and interventions. These proactive, data-driven methods help governments, private businesses, NGOs, and other stakeholders create a roadmap for reducing foodborne illness.
Please join the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety for a two-part webinar series on risk-based approaches to food safety. The first webinar will provide an introduction to using risk-based methods in food safety.
Haley Oliver, Director, Food Safety Innovation Lab
Dr. Joanna Zablotsky Kufel (USDA)
Dr. Juliana Ruzante (RTI International)
Dr. Arie Havelaar (University of Florida & Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems)
Introduction to Risk-Based Approaches in Food Safety > Resource Links
FSIL Risk-Based Approaches in Food Safety.pdf