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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.

November, 2017

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.

November, 2017

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

November, 2017

Food Safety Inspection Service

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

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. 

March, 2017


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.