The Institute is the foundation of public and private partnerships that will provide the scientific basis for ensuring a safe, wholesome food supply as well as provide the infrastructure for contributions to national food safety programs and international food standards.

The Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN) was established between the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the University of Maryland (UM) in April 1996. The Institute is a jointly administered, multidisciplinary research, education and outreach program.

JIFSAN operates a website dedicated to food risk communication, FoodRisk.org (http://www.foodrisk.org)

The aim of FoodRisk.org is to assist professionals involved with the many aspects of risk analysis as it pertains to the safety of our food. Thus, we provide data, tutorials, tools, and links to numerous sources of information. In addition to providing resources for the food safety risk analysis professional, we also provide several consumer-oriented links

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JIFSAN Resources

In Risk Communication

In Food Safety