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Middle East and North Africa Region Science-based Food Safety System Course

Description: Develop, in collaboration with Jordan FDA (JFDA) and others, a curriculum about food safety principles to be offered by the Agency, a university, or Jordan AmCham for food manufacturers. Increasing food safety public awareness and education is part of JFDA’s Outreach to the food manufacturing community and is within their 2011 strategic plan. JFDA has an oversight of FDA-regulated products and is considered the ultimate scientific and regulatory authority on food safety in Jordan. It is also taking a lead role in the region with respect to regulations development and training in the area of inspections and standard setting. This course will cover the principles of a science-based food safety system to be piloted in Jordan. Training and education will help food manufacturers in integrating such principles in their operations. As such, the products they produce will be safe, not only for their own population, but also for the U.S. population when such products are exported to the U.S.

OIP’s key projects are ongoing but will no longer be tracked in FDA-TRACK. Going forward, on a rotating schedule, the Foreign Offices will summarize their efforts related to outreach, technical assistance, capacity-building, relationship-building, etc. during the Quarterly FDA-TRACK Briefing. The notes from their reports will be documented in the Quarterly Briefing Summary on the FDA-TRACK webpage.

Briefing Status: COMPLETED

Prior Briefing Status: ON TRACK

Milestone DescriptionMilestone DateMilestone StatusMilestone Completion Date
A. Discuss with the Director of the Food Directorate at JFDA the proposal and get his agreement to sponsor and take the lead for developing the course 2/18/2011
Completed 2/18/2011
B. Prepare a one-page overview of the objective, process, program measures, and long-term quality improvement measures and submit to upper management 2/22/2011
Completed 2/21/2011
C. Form Working Group (WG) I from JFDA, academia, and industry to do Part D below 4/15/2011
Completed 6/15/2011
D. Survey the universities in Jordan with foods programs) 7/31/2011
Completed 7/7/2011
E. Form a WG II from relevant regulators, academia (Part D above), and industry owners to do Part F below 8/30/2011
Completed 7/13/2011
F. Prepare an outline and determine the topics to be covered 10/1/2011
Completed 10/1/2011
G. Solicit feedback from the Review Group (Head of the Food Directorate at JFDA and CEO of the Jordanian AmCham (academics might be involved)) for comments on the relevance of the topics to be covered and distribute the written feedback to all participants and WG II 11/5/2011
Completed 7/19/2011
H. Collect responses from WG II and prepare a summary of comments (1) N/A
I. Hold a review status meeting with the Review Group and WG II (1) N/A
J. Finalize the syllabus (1) N/A
K. Prepare a list of speakers; collect their bio sketches and abstracts of their chapters (1) N/A
L. Discuss with JFDA and the speakers the venue for offering the course (1) N/A
M. First offering of the course - Distribute the evaluation form (1) N/A
N. Summary of evaluation and feedback from participants in the first course (1) N/A

Foot Notes

  • (1) Milestones were not completed while this project was tracked in FDA-TRACK.

Key Projects Legend

Milestone StatusDefinition
Not Yet StartedWork for specific milestone has not yet been started.
CompletedMilestone and/or overall project is completed.
On TrackMilestone - On track for completion by milestone deadline. Quarter status - Project is on track for completion based on overall milestone status.
On HoldMilestone - On hold, but deadline for completion has not passed. Quarter status - Project is on hold, based on overall milestone status.
DelayedMilestone - Delayed as it has not been completed and deadline has passed. Quarter status - Project is delayed based on overall milestone status.


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