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Governance & Meeting Minutes

The IRAC was established in response to the 1998 Presidential Executive Order 13100 to provide a forum for enhanced communication and coordination among federal agencies that develop and utilize food safety risk assessments. Since its creation, the Consortium has steadily gained recognition as an essential part of effective interagency coordination and information-sharing on risk assessment related to food safety. An updated charter was signed in 2011, which outlines the IRAC governance and decision-making structure. Each year, IRAC creates a plan of specific topic areas and activities relevant to food safety risk assessments and meets quarterly to develop new projects and activities, and to review progress on existing projects.


  1. Enhance governance and operation of the IRAC
  2. Strengthen outreach and engagement of federal partners
  3. Facilitate information exchange and sharing tools, data, and models

Charter & Strategic Plan

Annual Plans & Reports

Quarterly Meeting Minutes

Additional Information for IRAC members