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Food Safety Research Information Office (FSRIO)


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

Research Projects Database

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.

Research Publications

An automated feed of the latest food safety research publications released from more than 200 peer-reviewed journals, including FDA/USDA specific publications.

Meet the Experts

Meet USDA scientists, other federal scientists, and their affiliates presenting food safety research.

What's New
Funding Opportunity Announcements
  1. BARD Research Grant ProgramNext Submission Date: September 14, 2022

  2. BARD Pioneer Funding Track: Next Submission Date: September 14, 2022
  3. Postdoctoral Fellowship Program: Next Submission Date: January 17, 2023
  4. Senior Research Fellowship Program: Next Submission Date: January 17, 2023
  5. Graduate Fellowship Student Program: Next Submission Date: January 17, 2023
  6. Workshop: Next Submission Date: January 17, 2023


  • Produce Safety Landscape in the Southern Region for Small Farmers

    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.


FSRIO's Mission

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.

Contact Us

Use the National Agricultural Library's Ask a Question form. 

Questions are answered by FSRIO Technical Information Specialists with expertise in food safety.

Phone: (301)504-5022


Sign Up

To sign up for the ARS Food Safety and News Listserv go to USDA Agricultural Research Service (

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