Meaningful Improvements in food safety and security require that the knowledge gained by leading research institutions such as the University of Maryland be effectively and efficiently transferred to the agriculture community, food industry, government agencies and consumers.

That is why the Center for Food Safety and Security Systems is dedicated to developing world class educational and outreach programs. A key resource is the Center's Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN) which has over a decade of experience in developing international training programs.

CFS3/JIFSAN are in the midst of a new initiative to dramatically expand its educational offerings, and to work with stakeholder groups to provide course and other educational/outreach opportunities tailored to meet the needs of government, industry, consumers or intergovernmental agencies. If you would like to learn more about our education and outreach programs, please contact Judy Cooper at

Solving food protection problems locally, regionally, and internationally