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Joint course on Food Safety Risk Analysis


We are very pleased to announce the first round of food safety training courses in collaboration with the Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN), a centre of excellence established by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the University of Maryland, will start in December 2018. The program will be co-taught with JIFSAN trainers.

The courses Centre will offer food safety training on different aspects of risk analysis, covering basics like understanding terminology of food safety risk analysis, technical aspects such as how to use tools and techniques to conduct risk assessment (e.g. chemical and/or microbiological risks), and management aspects on decision process and risk communication.

This is in response to the increasing need to educate food safety and other public health professionals on the principles of risk analysis and the tools and in order to systematically address food safety issues worldwide. Risk analysis is a core practice of international organizations such as Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex) and the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Below please find the course details:

Overview of Risk Analysis
(1 day)
English 2 December 2019 (Monday) $4200  Download.Form  Online.Payment 
Risk Management (3 days) English 3 – 5 December 2019 (Tuesday to Thursday) $10000  Download.Form Online.Payment
Qualitative Risk Assessment
(3 days)
English 6, 9-10 December 2019 (Friday, Monday and Tuesday) $10000  Download.Form Online.Payment
Risk Communication
(3 days)

English 11 – 13 December 2019 (Wednesday to Friday) $10000  Download.Form Online.Payment
Core Program
(4 courses as above)
English 2-6, 9-13 December 2019   $30,000 (Early bird discounts valid until 30 June)  Download.Form Please contact FSTRC staff for the availability at 34008860 (Ms. Pang)

Core Program Discount - The Core Track Program includes the Overview, Risk Management, Risk Communication, and Qualitative Risk Assessment. This program is available at HKD$30,000 (registered by 30th June 2019) or HKD$32,000 (from 1st July 2019 onwards).

Above discounts are also available for groups of three or more participants from a single company or institution after early bird registration period.

Courses are held 9am to 5pm each day at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom. 

If you wish to know more about the course syllabus and details, please go to the official website of JIFSAN:
Overview of Risk Analysis
Risk Management
Qualitative Risk Assessment
Risk Communication
Core Program (4 courses as above)

Should you find any questions about registration procedures, please feel free to send us your email address to bcfstrc@polyu.edu.hk (with title: JIFSAN course 2019).

For questions about the course: Please contact Dr. Kevin Kwok (kwh.kwok@polyu.edu.hk).