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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.

USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service.

FSIS is proposing updated Salmonella performance standards for raw ground beef and new Salmonella performance standards for beef manufacturing trimmings, a primary component of raw ground beef. FSIS is proposing both standards to ensure that establishments are consistently controlling or reducing Salmonella, a harmful bacteria not ordinarily considered an adulterant in raw beef products.

HHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

CDC’s Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, 2019 (2019 AR Threats Report) includes the latest national death and infection estimates that underscore the continued threat of antibiotic resistance in the U.S.

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) Manual.

The Government of India’s Food Safety and Standards Authority (FSSAI) published the 2019 on-line edition of the Manual for Food Imports. It explains in detail the procedures and requirements to export food products to India. 

Food Standards Agency

April 2019

The Chief Scientific Advisor Science Reports provide a greater understanding of our science and insights into some of our cutting edge work.

Agricultural Research Service

February 2019

This research evaluated factors affecting survival durations of E. coli in soils amended with manure to determine if the current Food and Drug Administration ‘no objection’ position on a 90 or 120-day interval between application of untreated manure and harvest of crops is adequate to avoid transfer of pathogens to crops.