Food Safety

Children seeing, touching, and tasting produce

European Food Safety Authority.

July 5, 2011

Assesses the risks of the pesticide imazapic. Describes the methods of analysis, mammalian toxicology, nature and magnitude of residues in plant crops, and conclusions.

World Health Organization.

January 2012

Presents a new approach to dietary exposure assessment for veterinary drug residues and provides a summary of food consumption data, worked examples, limitations to the approach, and recommendations. Also includes the report of the FAO/WHO stakeholder meeting regarding the review and update of the dietary exposure assessment principles and methods.

Department of Health and Human Services.

December 2011

Showcases the accomplishments of the Food Safety Working Group encompassing efforts made by the USDA, FDA, and CDC to improve research, industry guidance, and consumer awareness of food safety.

United States Government Accountability Office.

March 2012

Reviews USDA’s and others’ efforts to reduce STEC contamination in beef. Objectives include identifying preslaughter interventions, USDA’s role in approving STEC vaccines, the extent to which STEC strains have been determined to be adulterants in beef, and the practices other countries have employed.

The International Life Science Institute (ILSI).

April 2012

Reviews the application of risk-based concepts and risk management techniques for the establishment of process criteria for thermal processes in food manufacture and the processing parameters to meet these criteria.

The National Academies of Sciences. Institute of Medicine.

April 14, 2012

Identifies the core elements of food, drug, medical product, and biologics regulatory systems in developing countries, determines the main gaps in these systems, and designs a strategy the FDA and other stakeholders can use to strengthen food and medical products regulatory systems abroad.