2020s

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

World Health Organization. | January 2022

The WHO/FAO/OIE technical brief on WASH and wastewater management to reduce the spread of AMR provides a summary of evidence and rationale for WASH and wastewater actions within AMR NAPs and sector specific policy to combat AMR. Evidence and actions are presented in the domains of; coordination and leadership, households and communities, health care facilities, animal and plant production, manufacturing of antimicrobials, and surveillance and research.

US HHS Food and Drug Administration. | October 2021

FDA has issued its annual Pesticide Residue Monitoring Program Report for FY 2019.  The report summarizes the results of FDA’s pesticide monitoring program which found that the majority of tested samples had pesticide residues below the limits (known as 'tolerances') set by the U.S.

US HHS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. | September 2021

HHS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published an article in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) which found that during 2020, FoodNet identified 26% fewer foodborne infections compared with the average annual number of infections during 2017–2019.  The 26% decrease in incidence of infections caused by pathogens transmitted commonly through food during 2020 was the largest single-year variation in incidence during 25 years of FoodNet surveillance.

Food and Drug Administration (United States Department of Health and Human Services). | September 2021

The FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule is accessible in multiple languages that are translated in Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, Portugese.   The Produce Safety Rule establishes for the first time, science-based minimum standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packaging, and holding of fruits and vegetables grown for human consumption.

Food Safety and Inspection Service (United States Department of Agriculture). | August 2021

A compilation of digital guidance resources to decrease the potential of foodborne outbreaks at retailers that are focused on Controlling Listeria monocytogenes at retail; Retail Beef Grinding Records; Beef Intended Use; Chicken Liver; Shopper History, etc.

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

Building on the original Leafy Green Action Plan released in 2020, the FDA has updated the approaches the agency will take in 2021 to advance the safety of leafy greens.

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.

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