The Food Safety Research Information Office (FSRIO) was created by the Agricultural Research, Extension and Education Reform Act of 1998. FSRIO was formally launched on July 2, 2001.

Our mission is to provide the food safety research community and general public with information on publicly and privately funded food safety research. FSRIO works to assist the federal government and private research entities in the assessment of food safety research needs and priorities, and to prevent unintended duplication of food safety research.  FSRIO works in cooperation with the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, public institutions, and, on a voluntary basis, private research interests.