February 26, 2015
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released FDA-iRISK 2.0, an enhanced version of the free web-based tool that helps users conduct their own quantitative risk assessments in support of food safety. The Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, (JIFSAN) will also host a webinar to highlight key features of FDA-iRISK 2.0.
FDA-iRISK 2.0 allows users to rank and compare risks and predict the effectiveness of prevention and control measures. Enhanced features include:
- advanced modeling methods, such as rare events and new dose-response modeling options;
- faster development of alternative scenarios;
- innovative reporting of results;
- graphical representations of dose-response and variability in contamination and consumption to better understand and verify data; and
- easier data-sharing with other users.
The JIFSAN webinar is scheduled for March 11, 2015 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT. The webinar is free, but registration is required. To register, please visit JIFSAN Event Registration.
Because the number of participants is limited, we encourage early registration. Registrants will receive information about how to access the webinar approximately two days in advance of the event. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please notify the webinar organizers at JIFSAN@umd.edu after you register.
For more information on the current version:
FDA-iRISK 2.0 (the tool itself) and related new documents will be available on Foodrisk.org immediately following the webinar on March 11th, 2015.