2010s

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

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

Revised April 2017

Summaries of element analytical results in food and nominal element analytical limits are provided for samples analyzed under the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Total Diet Study (TDS) program. The data reported in this document pertains to TDS market baskets 2006-1 through 2011-4.

Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Food Drug Administration [United States Department of Health and Human Services] and Food Safety and Inspection Service [United States Department of Agriculture]).

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 (FSIS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)—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.

2016-2020 Action Plan for NP108  ( PDF | 88.7 KB )

Agricultural Research Service (United States Department of Agriculture).

2016

Strategic action plan for Agricultural Research Service (ARS) National Program 108, Food Safety (NP108). 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,

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

2016

Covers foodborne disease outbreaks that were reported to the Foodborne Disease Outbreak Surveillance System in 2016. Includes main findings with comments, charts and tables as well as limitations to the report.

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

September 2016

Represents the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) conclusion on the necessity of food product categories in food facility registrations submitted to FDA. Provides background, discussion, and food categories that were added of the facility registration form.

Ministry of Primary Industries (New Zealand).

June 2016

Guidance for food operators to determine the shelf life of their food products and to apply the appropriate date marking. It provides useful information to assist food processors and for other food operators preparing and handling foods for retail sale.

Aflatoxin update  ( PDF | 415 KB )

International Union of Food Science and Technology (International).

April 2016

Aflatoxin has been a massive food safety issue since its discovery in 1961. Natural mixtures of aflatoxin are highly toxic and potent liver carcinogens, especially aflatoxin B1. National food safety agencies and the food industry in developed countries have been successful in reducing aflatoxins to acceptable levels but at considerable effort. Billions of dollars have been spent to address their presence in grain staples, such as maize, as well as in peanuts and tree nuts. Exposure in developing countries, however, is largely unabated, which is especially worrisome because of the high prevalence of the hepatitis B virus in these countries, which is estimated to increase the risk by a factor of 30.

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

2015

Guidance document designed to help establishments that manufacture mechanically tenderized beef products identify the minimum components of validated cooking instructions and Identify the two elements to validating cooking instructions which include scientific and technical support (design) and In-plant demonstration data (execution).

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

November 2015

This document provides guidance to assist establishments in addressing the hazard posed by allergens in their products. In doing so, establishments must comply with the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), part of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) and labeling regulations.

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