Food safety nerd alert: FDA launches iRISK 2.0

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.

LewisFDA-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.

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