Food safety

The interaction between microbiological risk assessment and management

While under the new risk analysis framework the functional separation of risk assessment and risk management is a very clear priority, there is an emerging understanding that the interphase and interaction between these two areas is crucial. The risk assessment is defined by the risk managers in consultation with stakeholders, but risk assessors need to be at the table to advice on the scientific potential. Likewise the development of the risk assessment is the responsibility of the risk assessors, but there has to be ways of consulting with risk managers in relation to potential for redirection of the assessment or more generally to questions on the risk assessment policy.

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