Mary Helen Arthur

The continued occurrence of foodborne illness is not evidence of the failure of our food safety system. In fact, many of our prevention and control efforts have been—and continue to be—highly effective. However, residual risks exist, and foodborne illnesses continue to occur. Despite great strides in the area of microbiological food safety, much remains to be done. That is the focus of a new IFT Expert Report being issued this month in conjunction with the Institute of Food Technologists’ Second…

Fig. 1—Effect of reducing the factors that influence the likelihood that foodborne illness will occur

Fig. 2—Framework for food safety management

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