2020s

Reports and assessments published or updated during the years 2020 - 2029.

Economic Research Service (United States Department of Agriculture).

February 2021

This report, released by the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS), part of the Untied States Department of Agriculture (USDA), highlights that researchers found that it was possible to estimate associations between campylobacteriosis and foods using data on daily food purchases. Different methods of studying the link between consumption of specific foods and foodborne illness can be expected to provide complementary information on outcomes, some confirmatory and others identifying new hypotheses.

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

February 2021

The Meat, Poultry, and Egg Product Inspection (MPI) Directory is a listing of establishments that produce meat, poultry and or egg products that are regulated by Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), part of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Foreign Agriculture Service (United States Department of Agriculture).

February 2021

The Foreign Agriculture Services’s (FAS), part of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), monthly report on crop acreage, yield and production in major countries worldwide is available. Sources include reporting from FAS’s worldwide offices, official statistics of foreign governments, and analysis of economic data and satellite imagery. The report reflects official USDA estimates released in the monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE).

Past reports are also available at the USDA Economics, Statistics and Market Information System site.

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

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), both part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), along with state and local partners conducted epidemiology and traceback investigation about outbreaks of E.Coli O157:H7 to leafy greens.

Economic Research Service (United States Department of Agriculture).

The Economic Research Service (ERS), part of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), has released a detailed dataset about the costs of major foodborne illnesses in the United States. The report includes detailed identification about specific disease outcomes for foodborne infections caused by 15 major pathogens across the United States.

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

October 2020

A review report on the multi-state outbreak of multi-drug resistant Salmonella infections that were linked to raw turkey products. Public health officials investigated an outbreak of 365 reported Salmonella reading illnesses linked to turkey among teams at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), and the National Turkey Federation.

Foreign Agriculture Service (United States Department of Agriculture).

October 2020

A full report from the Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS), part of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) highlighting major certifications and regulatory requirements to export food and agricultural products to Ethiopia.

International Commission on Microbiological Specifications for Foods.
September 2020

A report by the International Commission on Microbiological Specifications for Foods (ICMSF) that details the link, or lack thereof, between COVID-19 and food safety. The ICMSF believe that it is highly unlikely that the ingestion of SARS-CoV-2 will result in illness; there is no documented evidence that food is a significant source and/or vehicle for transmission of SARS-CoV-2. It is vital that one differentiates a hazard from a risk, i.e., the mere presence of an infectious agent on food does not necessarily mean that an infection will occur.

Food and Agriculture Organization (United Nations)

September 2020

This edition of The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets focuses on how markets can bring us closer to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. SOCO 2020 offers a detailed analysis of the major global trends in agri-food markets and trade to identify how to reap economic, environmental and social gains and spur overall development. The report makes an important contribution to the debate on how well-functioning markets can contribute to inclusive economic growth and sustainable development. SOCO 2020 discusses policies, innovative mechanisms and digital innovations that can promote the participation of developing countries and smallholder farmers in global value chains. The report also looks at policy responses to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on food value chains, both nationally and globally.

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

September 2020

Under the purview of the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Office of Food Safety (OFS), the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the public health agency in USDA responsible for ensuring the safety of the Nation’s commercial supply of meat, poultry, and processed egg products, and is comitted to identifying ways to reduce foodborne illness attributed to these FSIS-regulated food products. Salmonella is a leading cause of foodborne illness, and outbreaks of Salmonella have been linked to poultry, pork, and beef products. Using outbreak data through 2017, the Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration (IFSAC) estimates that approximately 38% of foodborne salmonellosis in the United States is attributed to meat and poultry products.

This document serves as a roadmap describing how FSIS advances science-based, data-driven programs and policies to promote innovations to reduce Salmonella and other pathogens in meat, poultry, and egg products. Additionally, it is a visual representation of the activities within the Agency that are directly related to pathogen reduction. Current programs are described in this roadmap, including some future efforts to meet Healthy People 2030 public health goals. In 2020 and beyond, FSIS will strengthen its'commitment to reduce pathogen contamination as it leads with science, build relationships, and influence behavior change to reduce Salmonella infections associated with FSIS-regulated products and to save lives.

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