The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) have developed a Web resource about the Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration (IFSAC). The microsite highlights the collaboration's work and creates a vehicle for sharing information with the public, according to the FDA.
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, visit the IFSAC Web page, which includes information on IFSAC’s:
- Purpose and goals;
- Strategic plan; and
- Projects (past and current)
- Activities & Events (past and upcoming)