Food Safety

Children seeing, touching, and tasting produce

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.

USDA. National Institute for Food and Agriculture.

September 12, 2012

Highlights many of the outcomes reported by the land-grant university partners in their 2011 Annual Reports of Accomplishments and Results. Provides background information, summary of expenditures, and the outcomes supporting USDA strategic goals. Outcomes related to food safety education and training are included in USDA strategic Goal 4.