The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) have developed a Web resource about the Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration (IFSAC) that highlights their work and creates an ongoing resource to share information with the public.
This series of Web pages, hosted by the CDC, includes information on the analyses and other activities of this tri-agency partnership.
Established in 2011, IFSAC seeks to improve coordination of federal food safety analytic efforts and address cross-cutting priorities for food safety data collection, analysis, and use. Projects and studies aim to identify foods that are important sources of illnesses. The current focus of IFSAC’s activities is foodborne illness source attribution, defined as the process of estimating the most common food sources responsible for specific foodborne illnesses.
To learn more about this work, please visit the IFSAC Web page.