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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.

Food and Drug Administration (United States Department of Agriculture).

Training the food industry is critical to the success of the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA), part of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). To help facilitate training, FDA, together with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), has funded a network of public and private partners in state, federal, tribal and international governments, industry, and academia for the development and delivery of training. The FSMA Collaborative Training Forum was established to provide a space for dialogue, information-sharing, alignment and collaboration for all those providing FSMA training. While training is the responsibility of the food industry, FDA, USDA, and its funded partners are committed to making FSMA training accessible and comprehensive, thereby helping the food industry to comply with the FSMA rules.

National Institute of Food and Agriculture (United States Department of Agriculture).

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), part of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food Safety Outreach Competitive Grant Program provides funding for food safety training and education for small and mid-sized producers and processors affected by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

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

An online resource maintained by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), that highlights the requirements in the new legislation, especially an increased level of cooperation between federal, state, and territorial regulatory and food safety produce entities. The online resource provides information to growers and others that will help them abide by the new regulations and standards.

ARS Publications - Trichinella

Agricultural Research Service (United States Department of Agriculture).

Search for publications published and maintained by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), part of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), that deal with trichinella.

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ARS Publications - Norovirus

Agricultural Research Service (United States Department of Agriculture).

Search for publications published and maintained by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), part of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), that deal with norovirus.

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