Participants will be introduced to FDA-iRISK®, a Web-based, comparative risk assessment tool that has been available for public use since 2012. This peer-reviewed tool has many built-in functions and automated features that allow users to conduct fully probabilistic risk assessments relatively rapidly and efficiently. It enables users to build, view and share scenarios that reflect their real-world or theoretical food safety issues, without requiring extensive risk assessment modeling experience. As part of the course we will provide attendees a guided, hands-on opportunity to explore the tool and develop food-safety risk scenarios. The course is conducted in a computer teaching laboratory.
We strongly recommend Food Safety Qualitative Risk Assessment as a prerequisite to this course.