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 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.
- The February 2022 Granicus Bulletin has been released, highlighting projects focused on bacterial pathogens, available in the Research Projects Database section.
- The January 2022 Granicus Bulletin has been released, showcasing articles relevant to produce safety available in the Research Publications section.
- The December 2021 Granicus Bulletin has been released, highlighting projects focused on artificial intelligence, novel foods, and phages and food safety, available in the Research Projects Database section.
- The November 2021 Granicus Bulletin has been released, highlighting resources available in Agricultural Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, and Food Irradiation. of the Food Safety Topics section.
- The October 2021 Granicus Bulletin has been released, showcasing articles relevant to COVID-19 and Food Safety available in the Research Publications section.
- The September 2021 Granicus Bulletin highlighting the new content available in the Research Publications section was recently released.
- The August 2021 Granicus Bulletin has been released, showcasing articles relevant to Clostridium Perfringens available in the Research Publications section.
- The July 2021 Granicus Bulletin is now available and highlighting resources available in the Latest Reports and Assessments section.
- The June 2021 Granicus Bulletin has been released, showcasing articles relevant to Mycotoxins available in the Research Publications section.
Funding Opportunity Announcements
- The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is requesting proposals for a cooperative agreement for a multi-disciplinary team to support two risk assessments – one for Salmonella in chicken and another for Salmonella in turkey. Collaborations with minority serving institutions are encouraged. To learn more, visit Grants.gov as proposals must be submitted to FSIS by April 15, 2022.
- The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), part of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), has a new grant opportunity on the Grants.gov website entitled Salmonella Risk Assessment - FSIS.
- A one year post doctoral research position is open for applicants of the Keener Sustainable Food Systems Innovation Laboratory in the College of Engineering and Sciences at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. The application is available here.
- A new Graduate Student Food Safety Fellowship is available with the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of Food Safety (OFS). To apply, please visit https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/USDA-FSIS-2021-0182
- U.S.-Israeli Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD) grants for scientists, graduate and postdoc fellows.
- 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.
The National Agricultural Library is hosting a three-part webinar series that will highlight global food staples and the intersections of global cuisines with USDA research, social sciences, and history. The series will focus on maize and corn and its past, present, and future role in food, culture, and society.
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.
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