Food Safety

Children seeing, touching, and tasting produce

European Food Safety Authority (European Union)

March 2020

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) updated its 2011 Scientific opinion report on the reduction of Campylobacter in Chickens in the EU. The report discusses the relative risk reduction in EU human Campylobacteriosis attributable to broiler meat production including control options and performance objectives and/or targets at different stages of the food chain.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (United States Department of Health and Human Services).

May 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) report is entitled, “Preliminary Incidence and Trends of Infections with Pathogens Transmitted Commonly Through Food — Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network, 10 U.S. Sites, 2016–2019”. The report found the incidence of infections caused by Listeria, Salmonella and Shigella remained unchanged and those caused by other pathogens reported to FoodNet increased during 2019.

USDA Science Report  ( PDF | 2.61 MB )

Research, Education, and Economics Mission Area (United States Department of Agriculture).

February 2020

The USDA Science Blueprint, is the plan to advance USDA’s scientific mission between 2020-2025. The five overarching themes for research, education and economics are identified as 1) Sustainable Ag Intensification, 2) Ag Climate Adaptation, 3) Food and Nutrition Translation, 4) Value-Added Innovations, and 5) Ag Science Policy Leadership.

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

June 2017

Assists small and very small meat and poultry establishments that manufacture ready-to-eat (RTE) meat and poultry products in understanding the regulatory requirements associated with safe production of these products with respect to Salmonella and other pathogens.

Food Standards Agency (United Kingdom).

April 2019

The Chief Scientific Advisor Science Reports provide a greater understanding of our science and insights into some of our cutting edge work.

Agricultural Research Service (United States Department of Agriculture).

February 2019

This research evaluated factors affecting survival durations of E. coli in soils amended with manure to determine if the current Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ‘no objection’ position on a 90 or 120-day interval between application of untreated manure and harvest of crops is adequate to avoid transfer of pathogens to crops.  

Food Standards Agency (United Kingdom).

August 2018

The social science team at the Food Standards Agency (FSA) led research on young people with food allergies and intolerances to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges young people face living with their condition. The research was supported by Allergy UK and Anaphylaxis Campaign, who allowed us to contact their membership providing our targeted sample base.