About Us

FoodRisk.org is operated by Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN) in collaboration with the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition from US Food and Drug Administration (CFSAN/FDA) and the Food Safety and Inspection Services from US Department of Agriculture (FSIS/USDA).

The aim of FoodRisk.org is to assist professionals involved with the many aspects of risk analysis as it pertains to the safety of our food. On FoodRisk.org you will find unique datasets, tutorials, tools, and links to numerous sources of information.

Foodrisk.org Site Manager

Clare Narrod
JIFSAN Research Scientist and Manager, Risk Analysis Program

FoodRisk.org Staff

David Pan
JIFSAN IT System Programmer
Gregory Lyon
JIFSAN IT Programmer II


The goals identified for Foodrisk.org to date include: consolidating risk analysis research data and methodology from public and proprietary sources, assisting coordination of research activities, identifying gaps in needed research, and assisting the development of food safety risk assessment models. While initial emphasis was on microbial pathogens and their toxins, this is being expanded to other chemicals and toxins.


Keywords are terms describing the content of a particular record in our links database. FoodRisk.org uses keywords from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Library (NAL) thesaurus to index each record in the database. A comprehensive list of keywords used to tag our records can be found through NAL here. Searching a specific keyword or a set of keywords from this thesaurus is the best way to get the results you are looking for. To see how your search was processed, see the text above your search results.