The Food Safety Research Information Office (FSRIO) supports the research community by collecting, organizing, and disseminating food safety information in accordance with the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998.
Key Information Products
The Research Projects Database provides users with information on current food safety research projects from both U.S. and international government and non-government organizations.
An automated feed of the latest food safety research publications released from more than 200 peer-reviewed journals, including FDA/USDA specific publications.
Meet USDA scientists, other federal scientists, and their affiliates presenting food safety research.
- The September 2022 Granicus Bulletin has been released, showcasing articles relevant to bacterial pathogens such as Shiga Toxin Producing Escherichia coli (STEC) available in the Research Publications section.
- The August 2022 Granicus Bulletin has been released, showcasing articles relevant to Clostridium Perfringens available in the Research Publications section.
- The July 2022 Granicus Bulletin has been released, highlighting latest reports on climate change and food safety available in the Latest Reports and Assessments section.
- The June 2022 Granicus Bulletin has been released, showcasing articles relevant to Mycotoxins available in the Research Publications section.
- The May 2022 Granicus Bulletin has been released, highlighting USDA ARS Food Safety Innovations and Preventive Controls (FSIPC) Videos in the Meet the Experts section.
- The April 2022 Granicus Bulletin has been released, highlighting resources available in Predictive Microbiology of the Food Safety Topics section.
- The March 2022 Granicus Bulletin has been released, highlighting JoVE video content in the Meet the Experts section.
Funding Opportunity Announcements
- U.S.-Israeli Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD) grants for scientists, graduate and postdoc fellows. See below for the upcoming deadlines:
BARD Research Grant Program: Next Submission Date: September 14, 2022
- BARD Pioneer Funding Track: Next Submission Date: September 14, 2022
- Postdoctoral Fellowship Program: Next Submission Date: January 17, 2023
- Senior Research Fellowship Program: Next Submission Date: January 17, 2023
- Graduate Fellowship Student Program: Next Submission Date: January 17, 2023
- Workshop: Next Submission Date: January 17, 2023
- The Northeast Center to Advance Food Safety (NECAFS) seeks a Research Specialist to conduct literature-based reviews on the subject of produce safety, interpret research findings and create educational materials that will provide research-based solutions to fruit and vegetable producers. This is a full-time remote position. The application is available here.
- The HHS, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP) application portal.
- USDA, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Food Safety Outreach Program grants.
- USDA, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Agriculture Risk Management Education (ARME) grants.
- USDA, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowships (NNF) grants.
- USDA, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) grants.
Join the USDA NAL, Food Safety Research Information Office, the University of Florida and Auburn University to discuss the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in the southern region of the U.S. Learn about its reach as a source of fresh and processed produce across the United States.
FDA issued an updated guidance for industry, Compliance with Providing an Acceptable Unique Facility Identifier for the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Food Importers Regulation. .. read more..
The FDA and Stop Foodborne Illness, a non-profit public health organization, are announcing a third webinar in their collaborative series that explores food safety culture. .. read more
FDA has several resources to help growers who may be affected by the impacts to their crops from severe weather condition
The Food and Drug Administration is making available per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) testing results from our first survey of nationally distributed processed foods, including several baby foods, collected for the Total Diet Study (TDS). Results of this survey showed that 164 of the 167 foods tested had no detectable levels of the PFAS measured.
As part of our ongoing efforts to ensure the safety of food imported from Mexico and advance protections for consumers in both countries, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and its regulatory counterparts in Mexico – the Federal Commission for the Protection from Sanitary Risks(Cofepris) and the National Service of Agro-Alimentary Health, Safety and Quality (SENASICA) held its first partnership meeting.
NIFA opened its request for applications for research or extension activities focused on developing and deploying rapid, reliable, and readily adoptable COVID-19 agricultural strategies across the food and agriculture enterprise.
The Food Safety Research Information Office (FSRIO) is aligned with the Research, Economics, and Education (REE) mission area of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). It was created by the Agricultural Research, Extension and Education Reform Act of 1998 (Note: This is a PDF file) (7 U.S.C.A. & 7654 Sec. 615) and was formally launched on July 2, 2001.
The mission of FSRIO is to provide the research community and the general public with information on publicly funded, and to the maximum extent practicable, privately funded food safety research initiatives. The purpose of the FSRIO information products is to prevent the unintended duplication of food safety research and to assist the executive and legislative branches of the Federal Government and private research entities with assessing food safety research needs and priorities. FSRIO works in cooperation with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), public institutions, and, on a voluntary basis, private research stakeholders. FSRIO works in partnership with a working group that consists of scientific experts in food safety across the USDA.
To sign up for the ARS Food Safety and News Listserv go to USDA Agricultural Research Service (govdelivery.com)