2010s

This section contains reports and assessments published or updated during the years 2010 - 2019.

Government Accountability Office.

November 2017.

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) report examines the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA), part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS),  responses since the enactment of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in 2011, which have included funding training for industry and announcing a review of water quality standards under the rule.

Agricultural Research Service (United States Department of Agriculture).

2019

A list of annual reports that contain descriptions of the food safety research goals for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) National Program 108 (NP108).  

2019 AR Threats Report  ( PDF | 22.2 MB )

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (United States Department of Health and Human Services). 

2019

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, 2019 (2019 AR Threats Report) includes updated national death and infection estimates that underscore the continued threat of antibiotic resistance in the United States. New CDC data show that while the burden of antibiotic-resistance threats in the United States was greater than initially understood, deaths are decreasing since the 2013 report. This suggests that U.S. efforts—preventing infections, stopping spread of bacteria and fungi, and improving use of antibiotics in humans, animals, and the environment—are working, especially in hospitals. Vaccination, where possible, has also shown to be an effective tool of preventing infections, including those that can be resistant, in the community.

Joint Meeting of the FAO Meeting on Pesticide Residues (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and World Health Organization [United Nations]).

2019

Report of the Joint Meeting of the FAO Panel of Experts on Pesticide Residues in Food and the WHO Core Assessment Group on Pesticide Residues held in September 2018. Covers the general considerations, responses to specific concerns raised by the CCPR, dietary risk assessment for pesticide residues in foods, evaluation of data for acceptable daily intake, and future work.

Food and Drug Administration (United States Department of Health and Human Services).

November 2019

Serves as a guide to regulatory retail food program managers in the design and management of a retail food regulatory program and provide a means of recognition for those programs that meet these standards.

Food Safety and Inspection Service (United States Department of Agriculture).

October 2019

A report on the planned changes for FY2019 to the Food Safety and Inspection Service’s (FSIS) various sampling programs.  The report describes the Agency’s overall strategy for directing its sampling resources.

Food Safety and Inspection Service (United States Department of Agriculture).

October 2019

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), part of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 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.

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (India).

August 2019

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 (United Kingdom).

July 2019

In her foreword to the accounts, Food Safety Agency (FSA) Chairman, Heather Hancock talks about how European Union (EU) Exit has dominated the FSA Board agenda and explains that when the United Kingdom (UK) leaves the EU, the FSA has been determined that food would be no less safe, consumers would be no less protected, and our commitment to an open and transparent, science and evidence based regulatory system would be unwavering.

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