Food Safety

Children seeing, touching, and tasting produce

USDA. Office of Inspector General.

May 2012

Presents the results and recommendations of the OIG review of sampling protocols for E. coli O157:H7 of beef slaughter and processing plants. This review is in response to a Congressional request expressing concerns about the efficacy of the testing the FSIS performs to detect E. coli O157:H7.

The International Life Science Institute (ILSI).

May 2012

Summarizes the collaborative findings of a workshop held in Brussels, Belgium on MCDP and glycidyl ester safety and discusses the methods of its analysis, exposure, and mitigation.

USDA. Agricultural Marketing Service.

December, 2018

Annual report of the Pesticide Data Program (PDP) which manages the collection, analysis, data entry, and reporting of pesticide residues on agricultural commodities in the U.S. food supply. Surveys were conducted on a variety of foods including fresh and processed fruit and vegetables, oats, eggs, catfish, baby food, groundwater, and treated and untreated drinking water.

The International Life Science Institute (ILSI).

June 2012

Draft guidance in the form of a framework that exploits accepted risk assessment procedures and toxicological databases on existing materials, using them for comparative purposes to ensure that any nanosized materials that might be associated with potential new hazards are identified and tested appropriately.

European Food Safety Authority.

June 29, 2012

Harmonised epidemiological indicators are proposed for food-borne biological hazards to public health that are related to poultry and meat thereof and that can be addressed within meat inspection. These hazards include Salmonella, Campylobacter and extended-spectrum/AmpC beta-lactamase producing Escherichia coli as well as generic E. coli as an indicator for process hygiene.

European Food Safety Authority.

June 29, 2012

Identifies and ranks the main risks for public health that should be addressed by meat inspection, assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the current meat inspection methodology, and recommends inspection methods as well as adaptations of inspection methods and/or frequencies of inspections that provide an equivalent level of protection.

Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food.

September 2012

Considers whether current evidence indicates a food safety issue that needs to be addressed, which food sources are most likely to present a significant risk and what further investigations may be necessary to obtain robust data on UK prevalence and foodborne sources of toxoplasmosis.

USDA. Food Safety Inspection Service.

August 2014

Updates a 2008 risk assessment, originally presented in conjunction with a review by the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection (NACMPI, 1,3), with new data and a modified modeling approach. This version of the risk assessment takes into consideration public and stakeholder comments.

United States Department of Agriculture.

July 24, 2012

A peer-reviewed white paper that builds upon USDA’s Action Plan for Science and provides detailed descriptions of USDA’s work in food safety. The paper reviews the Current State of the Science and the Current Research Challenges and Proposed Research Program, outlining six strategies with primary goals and anticipated outcomes.

USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service.

July 2012

Describes the importance of addressing the routes of exposure, transport media, uncertainties, and assumptions for exposure and the other components of the risk assessment paradigm when characterizing risk. Also provides information about microbial risk management and risk communication.