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IFPTI RELEASES NEW COURSE ON THE INTEGRATED FOOD SAFETY SYSTEM

IFPTI’s new online course, “Foundations for Integrating the Food Safety System,” is now available on the IFPTI website, ifpti.org.

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in collaboration with state, local, territorial, and tribal regulatory and public health partners is working to establish an integrated food safety system (IFSS) in order to safeguard the nation’s food supply.

Integration of the food safety system involves identifying resources, understanding agencies’ roles and responsibilities, and leveraging the authorities of multiple stakeholders though communication and cooperation.

This online course, available at no cost to participants, will provide government and industry food safety officials and other members of the food protection community an introduction to the IFSS. Armed with this knowledge, participants will be able to develop integration policies within their jurisdiction that relate to focus areas such as surveillance, inspection, prevention, and response capabilities.

“The idea of an integrated food safety system has long been a national food safety strategy,” said Gerald Wojtala, Executive Director of IFPTI. “This new online course will help organizations identify ways to participate within the system.”

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