Food Safety

Children seeing, touching, and tasting produce

U.S. Government Accountability Office.

May 3, 2011

Evaluates the extent to which the USDA's Commodity Program's purchasing specifications related to microbial contamination differ from federal regulations, the extent to which specifications for ground beef differ from those imposed by some other large purchasers, and examples of schools' practices to help ensure that food is not contaminated.

The International Life Science Institute (ILSI).

January 2012

Summarizes the tools available for the microbiological risk assessment of food including characterization of dose-response relationships, microbial growth models, food chain or specific process models, and tools for integrating data from various stages of the assessment.