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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.

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.

Dec, 2013.

Report to Congress on the use of recall authority under section 423 of the FD&C Act and any public health advisories issued by FDA that advise against the consumption of an article of food on the grounds that it is adulterated and poses an imminent danger to health.

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.

Nov, 2013

Describes progress in implementing a national food emergency response laboratory network that provides ongoing surveillance, rapid detection, and surge capacity for large-scale food-related emergencies; coordinates the food laboratory capacities of state, local, and tribal food laboratories; provides accessible, timely, accurate, and consistent food laboratory services; and more.

Previous years' reports are also available for 2011.

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Jun 28, 2013

Summarizes epidemiologic data on foodborne disease outbreaks reported to CDC during 1998–2008, the eFORS reporting period, including assessments of changes in reporting over time and trends in source attribution. These findings are intended to be used by health departments and regulatory agencies to identify foods and settings for intervention likely to yield the greatest public health benefit.

European Food Safety Authority.

Dec 13, 2013

Annual report from the Scientific Panel on Biological Hazards (BIOHAZ) who provides scientific advice on biological hazards in relation to food safety and food-borne diseases. Summarizes key issues that were discussed at the annual meeting in 2013 including an update on activities of the OIE in the field of BSE and other animal TSEs, an update on the potential for transmissibility of non-prion protein misfolding diseases, a case study on the typing of a potential BSE-like isolate from a goat, and more.

European Food Safety Authority.

Jan 21, 2014

Provides specifications aimed at harmonizing the collection of data from the Member States for a wide range of measurements in the area of food and feed assessment. Intended to provide specific guidance on how to use the SSD for the reporting of the national results of the pesticide monitoring in the framework of Article 32 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005.

USDA. Agricultural Research Service.


Strategic action plan for ARS National Program 108, Food Safety. The program provides through research, the means to ensure that the food supply is safe for consumers; and that food and feed meet foreign and domestic regulatory requirements. Outlines the research needs, anticipated products, and potential benefits for tackling specified problems related to foodborne contaminants,