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

Food Standards Agency (United Kingdom).

April 2019

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

World Health Organization (United Nations).

January - March 2019.

During the fourth quarter of 2019, the INFOSAN Secretariat has been involved in 21 food safety events involving 59 WHO Member States, two territories of WHO Member States and one WHO Associate Member State. There were 13 events involving a biological hazard (Salmonella (5), Listeria monocytogenes (3), E.coli (3), ), Clostridium Botulinum (1), and Ciguatera toxin (1)), five involving a physical hazard (glass (3), metal (1) and plastic (1)), one involving a chemical hazard (Hydrocyanic Acid), one involving an undeclared allergen (peanuts), and two unknown hazards. Some events included multiple hazards.

Agricultural Research Service (United States Department of Agriculture).

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 (FDA) ‘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.  

Agricultural Marketing Service (United States Department of Agriculture).

December 2018

Report from the Pesticide Data Program (PDP) which tests a wide variety of domestic and imported foods using a sound statistical program and the most current laboratory methods. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) uses the PDP data when looking at dietary pesticide exposure, a critical step to verify that all sources of exposure to pesticides meet U.S. safety standards.

Agricultural Marketing Service (United States Department of Agriculture).

December 2018

In 1991, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), was charged with designing and implementing the Pesticide Data Program (PDP) to collect data on pesticide residues in food. PDP provides high-quality data on residues in food, particularly foods most likely consumed by infants and children. This 27th Pesticide Data Program summary presents results for samples collected in 2017.

The Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) 2019 Annual Report

European Commission (International)


Describes the activity of the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) for the year noted. RASFF is primarily a tool to exchange information between national competent authorities on consignments of food and feed in cases where a risk to human health has been identified and measures have been taken.

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

November 2018

This report includes the background, design, and results of data collection on the occurrence of foodborne illness risk factors in the United States in restaurant settings during 2013-2014. It is a stand-alone report representing the first data collection period of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) current 10-year study on trends in the occurrence of foodborne illness risk factors, food safety behaviors/practices, and interventions in food service facilities. Data from the 2013-2014 collection will be used as a baseline to assess trends in the occurrence of risk factors during data collections, in 2017 and 2021. Additional data collections in 2015, 2019, and 2023 investigate similar retail food safety research questions in institutional food service settings and retail food stores.