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Office of Risk Assessment and Cost-Benefit Analysis (ORACBA)

The Office of Risk Assessment and Cost-Benefit Analysis (ORACBA) was established by the Federal Crop Insurance Reform and Department of Agriculture Reorganization Act of 1994 (P.L. 103-354, H.R.4271,
Section 304
).P.L. 103-354, H.R., Section 304 ORACBA began operation on April 15, 1995, in USDA's Office of the Chief Economist.

The Office of Risk Assessment and Cost-Benefit Analysis's (ORACBA) primary role is to ensure that major regulations proposed by USDA are based on sound scientific and economic analysis.


ORACBA Science Policy and Risk Forums

July 23rd
FDA Risk Modeling Tools for Enhancing Fresh Produce Safety: Modeling the interface between the environment and fresh produce.

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David Oryang, Sherri Dennis, Yuhuan Chen
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), FDA
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Rm. 4433, South Building
12th and Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 22050
David Oryang will present two new modeling tools for produce risk.  An agent-based model and a GIS-based model will be discussed. 

JIFSAN Courses

The increasing emphasis on risk-based decision making and the increasingly global nature of the food supply have resulted in the use of risk analysis to systematically address food safety issues worldwide. This has created a need to educate food safety and other public health professionals about the principles of food safety risk analysis and the tools and techniques required to apply this approach. For a detailed course description, or to register, visit our website at:
See ORACBA calendar for courses and dates.

Mailing List

Join the ORACBA mailing list and receive notice of all risk forums, related activities and the monthly ORACBA Risk News/Calendar. Join by sending an e-mail to Jennifer Lohr. In the Subject line enter "Mailing List" and be sure to include your phone number and e-mail address.