2020s

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

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

April 2021

A comprehensive report about the potential food safety issues associated with the production and consumption of edible insects.  The report highlights the farming of insects for food and/feed, regulatory frameworks in various regions of the world and some of the potential benefits or challenges with the production of edible insects.

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

April 2021

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) 2017–2021 Strategic Plan builds on practical science, enhanced data capabilities, and expertise that will continue to modernize its public health mission.

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

April 2021

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has developed a listing of the top food safety research areas of interest. While FSIS is not a research funding organization, it recognizes the importance of keeping abreast of the latest scientific endeavors as well as its role in promoting research in areas important to the FSIS mission. This listing supports the three goals of the FSIS Strategic Plan:

  1. Prevent Foodborne Illness and Protect Public Health
  2. Modernize Inspection Systems, Policies, and the Use of Scientific Approaches
  3. Achieve Operational Excellence

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

April 2021

Protecting one of our most vulnerable populations, babies and young children, is among the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s highest priorities. Today, we’re announcing a new action plan, Closer to Zero, that sets forth our approach to reducing exposure to toxic elements in foods commonly eaten by babies and young children to the lowest possible levels. Although the FDA’s testing shows that children are not at an immediate health risk from exposure to toxic elements at the levels found in foods, we are starting the plan’s work immediately, with both short- and long-term goals for achieving continued improvements in reducing levels of toxic elements in these foods over time.

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

March 2021

The Food Safety and Nutrition Survey (FSANS) is the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA), part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), premier, national probability consumer survey designed to assess consumers' awareness, knowledge, understanding, and self-reported behaviors relating to a variety of food safety and nutrition-related topics. The survey findings are intended to help FDA make better-informed regulatory, policy, education, and other risk-management decisions aimed at promoting and protecting public health.

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).

January 2021

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).

March 2021

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.

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