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Latest Reports and Assessments

Newly released documents and grey literature from authoritative food safety agencies and organizations containing recent findings, scientific reviews, guidance and other information surrounding important food safety issues. These reports are useful for the food safety community including researchers, policy makers, industry, and academia.

The strategic goals, outcomes, objectives, and measures set forth in this FY20172021 Strategic Plan (hereafter Plan or Strategic Plan) provide an integrated framework for understanding how FSIS is fulfilling our mission and addressing 21stcentury public health challenges.

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the public health agency in USDA whose mission is to protect the public’s health by ensuring the safety of the Nation’s commercial supply of meat, poultry, and processed egg products.1 FSIS ensures food safety through the authorities of the Federal Meat Inspection Act, the Poultry Products Inspection Act, and the Egg Products Inspection Act, as well as humane animal handling through the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act

Food Safety Inspection Service

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has developed a listing of the top food safety research areas of interest.

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

This guidance is intended to assist processors of fish and fishery products in the development of their Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) plans. Processors of fish and fishery products will find information in this guidance that will help them identify hazards that are associated with their products, and help them formulate control strategies.


In 2011, three federal agencies—the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Food Safety and Inspection Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA-FSIS)—joined together to create the Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration (IFSAC). Building on previous accomplishments, this new Strategic Plan outlines goals and objectives for the next five years (2017-2021) that will guide IFSAC activities.

The Pew Charitable Trusts

July, 2017

The Pew Charitable Trusts examined food safety control measures currently used on farms and feedlots or that might be employed in the future. This report assesses pre-harvest interventions aimed at reducing the level of the major foodborne pathogens—Salmonella, Campylobacter, and Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157:H7—that can lead to the contamination of meat from poultry, swine, and cattle. 

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.

Measures the success in receiving early warnings on problems with food and feed. The data in this report represent a tool for targeting inspection resources, bringing high risk commodities into focus, and driving positive change in industry practices.

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.

Summarizes the impact of the Reportable Food Registry, an electronic portal to which reports about reportable food are submitted. Includes key findings, observed changes, industry initiatives, and regulatory initiatives.