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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.

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.

Food Safety Inspection Service

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

Total Diet Study 2012 - 2014  ( pdf | 2.9 MB )

Food Safety Authority of Ireland.
March, 2016

The FSAI periodically carries out Total Diet Studies to measure the dietary exposure of the population to particular chemicals that may pose a risk to health if taken into the body in excessive amounts. This report presents the findings of the most recent Total Diet Study carried out in Ireland.

EFSA. European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.
Feb, 2016

The data on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic and indicator bacteria in 2014, submitted by 28 EU Member States (MSs), was jointly analyzed by EFSA and ECDC in order to monitor the occurrence of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in zoonotic bacteria isolated from humans, animals and food in the European Union (EU). The information published in this report provides an overview of resistance in most MSs with detailed consideration of certain important aspects. Highlights of this report include the continued monitoring of the spread of certain highly resistant Salmonella serovars. Two serovars in particular, S. Infantis and S. Kentucky, contribute significantly to the overall numbers of multidrug-resistant Salmonella in Europe. Both serovars display high-level resistance to ciprofloxacin, which is an important public health concern because ciprofloxacin is a common first-line treatment for invasive salmonellosis in humans.

USDA. Economic Research Service.
May, 2015

This report provides an overview of recent estimates of the economic burden imposed annually by 15 leading foodborne pathogens. The report also provides “pamphlets” for each of these 15 foodborne pathogens that include: (1) a summary of information about the pathogen’s foodborne illness incidence and economic burden relative to other foodborne pathogens; (2) a disease-outcome tree showing the number of people experiencing different outcomes caused by foodborne exposure to the pathogen in the United States each year; and (3) a pie chart showing the economic burden associated with different health outcomes resulting from infection with the pathogen.

Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration (IFSAC)

Feb, 2015

Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration (IFSAC) Project and includes contributions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S.Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA/FSIS).

Government Accountability Office

Dec, 2014

This report examines (1) HHS and USDA implementation of GPRAMA requirements for addressing crosscutting efforts in their food safety strategic and performance planning and (2) the extent to which FDA and FSIS have a centralized mechanism in place to collaborate across federal food safety programs.