Food Safety Risk Assessment

ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

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  • 5 days
  • in person

ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

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Who should attend

Anyone working in a food manufacturing setting where food is being prepared, cooked and handled.

About the course

Course Objectives

  • Describe the fundamental reasons for doing risk analysis
  • Identify key developments in the role of risk assessment in international food safety
  • Define what screening and ranking tools are
  • Rank a list of pathogens
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the wide range of formal definitions of risk assessment and list the steps of the Codex risk assessment definition
  • Build a simple event tree
  • Differentiate variability and uncertainty in risk assessment
  • List and discuss the steps in the basic approach to food safety assessment
  • List and define the steps of the Red Book paradigm
  • Identify at least three kinds of uncertainty that can be present in a risk assessment
  • Discuss the significance of uncertainty and variability to the risk assessor
  • Discuss the significance of uncertainty and variability to the risk manager
  • Discuss the role of probability in quantitative risk assessment
  • Identify several of the more frequently used probability distributions in risk assessment
  • Describe the differences between chemical and microbial risk assessment
  • Identify aspects of bioterrorist risk assessment that distinguishes it from other risk assessments
  • Outline the conduct of a whole food risk assessment

Course Outline

Context of Food Safety Risk Assessment

  • Historical Development
  • Tolerable Risk
  • International Food Safety
  • Communication with Decision Makers
  • Formal Definitions

The Risk Assessor’s Toolbox

  • Screening and Ranking Tools
  • Generic Processes
  • Probabilistic Scenario Analysis
  • Bayesian Methods
  • Red Book Paradigm
  • Monte Carlo Analysis

Applications

  • Food Additives
  • Microbial Risks
  • Food Security
  • Biotechnology
  • Food Contaminants

Components

  • Dealing with Variability and Uncertainty
  • Hazard Identification
  • Dose-response
  • Risk Characterization
  • Common Probability Distributions

Course Methodology

  • Based on case studies (30%); Techniques (30%); Concepts (10%) and Role Play (30%)
  • Pre-test and Pro-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Small Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

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Food Safety Risk Assessment at ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

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