A formal Charter [PDF - 4 pages] documents and defines IFSAC’s operational process as well as its organizational structure and responsibilities.
IFSAC Operational Process
- Determine priorities in foodborne illness source attribution.
- Identify specific analytic projects that address priorities.
- Monitor data quality and use, analyses, and related research activities of the identified collaborative projects.
- Steering Committee:
- Consists of two senior members from each agency.
- Meets regularly to review and prioritize project proposals and deliverables as well as to provide feedback and technical direction on analytical projects.
- Ensures that sufficient personnel resources are available.
- Ensures that projects are on track to meet both IFSAC and individual agency needs.
- Technical Workgroup:
- Consists of team members from each agency who are experts in their respective fields, including epidemiology, statistics, food policy, public health, and microbiology, and other disciplines.
- Forms tri-agency project teams to conduct analyses and report results, and meets regularly to discuss projects, plan project details, and determine next steps.
- IFSAC Charter [PDF - 4 pages] (February 2011)