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Public health risk assessment for FDA-regulated commodity/ hazard combinations using risk ranking methodology and tools

Citation

Muth, M., Jaykus, L. A., Mokhtari, A., Bowles, E., & Newsome, R. (2010). Public health risk assessment for FDA-regulated commodity/ hazard combinations using risk ranking methodology and tools. (Prepared for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. Final Report). Research Triangle Park, NC: RTI International.

Abstract

In September 2008, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) contracted with RTI International to provide support to FDA’s 2007 Food Protection Plan (FPP) by evaluating and implementing a comprehensive and systematic public health risk assessment for FDA-regulated products. The risk assessment considers the risk ranking of commodity/hazard pairs and uses the iRisk model. This comprehensive draft final report incorporates the following:
- evaluation, critique, and suggested revisions of the risk ranking method using iRisk
- industry practices flow diagrams and hazard information sheets
- results of the expert panel that provided information for populating the iRisk model