Using Risk Analysis to Inform Microbial Food Safety Decisions

Issue Papers - IP31 - June 2006
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Protecting the public from food safety risks, while maintaining a viable agricultural and food industry in an open society, is a daunting task. Risk analysis provides a systematic and transparent process for gathering information, estimating risks, weighing options, drawing conclusions, and communicating information to arrive at decisions that meet broad societal needs. This paper identifies and defines the components of a valid microbial risk analysis and focuses attention on risk assessment strategies, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of each. Cochairs:Lee-Ann Jaykus, North Carolina State University, and Sherri Dennis, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, College Park, Maryland.

IP31, June 2006, 20 pp., Available free online and in print (fee for shipping/handling).

Publication Impact Report – September 2006

Task Force Co-chair

Sherri Dennis

Lee-Ann Jaykus

Task Force Author(s)

Dane Bernard

H. Gregg Claycamp

Daniel Gallagher

Arthur Miller

Morris Potter

Mark Powell

Donald Schaffner

Mary Alice Smith

Toby Ten Eyck

Task Force Reviewers

Michael Batz

Robert Buchanan

Leon Gorris

Susan Santos

Task Force Board Liaison

Harold Swaisgood

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