Food safety information from government agencies,
academic institutions and industrial organizations

Index


General information sites

U.S. Department of Agriculture

USDA Food Safety Research Information Office

A database of food safety research projects to the research community and the general public. The site provides detailed information on food safety research projects, spending, and accomplishments by federal agencies, along with links to other important food safety research information.

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

This site is part of the U. S. Food and Drug Administration homepage, it links to other sites such as Foodborne Illness and Bad Bug Book (Foodborne Pathogenic Microorganisms and Natural Toxins); Food Labeling; Nutrition and Dietary Supplement information; Imports, Exports, Inspections and HACCP; Pesticides and Chemical Contaminants; Seafood and Regulatory Fish Encyclopedia.

Bad Bug Book

This is a handbook from the FDA. It provides basic facts regarding foodborne pathogenic microorganisms and natural toxins. Some technical terms have been linked to the National Library of Medicine's Entrez glossary. Recent articles from Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports have been added to selected chapters to update the handbook with information on later outbreaks or incidents of foodborne disease.

Food Safety and Inspection Service

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the public health agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture responsible for ensuring that the nation's commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and packaged. It provides on-line information concerning the agency, its activities, and food safety issues. Includes consumer education and information and HACCP implementation and technical reports.

Food Safety Network

The Food Safety Network at the University of Guelph, Ontario, provides research, commentary, policy evaluation and public information on food safety issues from farm-to-fork. Using electronic networks, extensive databases and rigourous field research, the Food Safety Network works closely with the Canadian Research Institute for Food Safety as well as national and international collaborators to put science into action -- to develop and implement scientific and publicly credible policies and programs to enhance the safety of the food supply.

Foodborne Diseases

This site contains English and some Spanish information about foodbone illnesses. This information has been provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

United States Department of Agriculture, Office of Risk Assessment
and Cost-Benefit Analysis (ORACBA)


Includes a newsletter that reports risk analysis activities in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, upcoming meetings and events, and other activities supporting the development and use of risk assessment in USDA.

Animal and Plant Inspection Service (APHIS)

APHIS provides leadership in ensuring the health and care of animals and plants, improving agricultural productivity and competitiveness, and contributing to the national economy and the public health. This site provides information on pathogens and diseases at the farm level.

National Agricultural Law Center

The NALC conducts research and analysis and provides up-to-date information to farmers and agri-businesses, attorneys, community groups, and others confronting agricultural law issues. NALC attorneys disseminate information through symposia, publications, television, and radio presentations.

Pan American Health Organization

This site includes general information about each country's health status with profile and links.

Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations

Multiple languages site with statistical databases on agriculture production, economics, fishery production, nutrition, projects on crop yields, current control and eradication efforts.

World Health Organization

One of the programs of the World Health Organization is Food Safety and Food Aid (FSF). It includes a list of publications and documents on food safety. Links to other Food Safety homepages and information are classified as follow: Food Safety / Public Health; Bulletins of Foodborne Diseases and Communicable Diseases; and International Agencies.

International Portal on Food Safety, Animal & Plant Health

The International Portal on Food Safety, Animal & Plant Health (IPFSAPH) facilitates trade in food and agriculture by providing a single access point to authorized official international and national standards, legislations, and official supporting materials related to sanitary and phytosanitary measures (SPS) across the sectors of food safety, animal and plant health.

WWW Resources for Food Science and Related Areas

The site contains a list of Web sites related to food science. Sites are classified by content (e.g., food safety, food law, foodborne pathogens and foodborne illness, HACCP, Microbiology, quality assurance/quality control, WWW virtual library sites, etc.).

Extension Food Safety Education Database

This site contains a collection of food safety curricula and instructional resources designed to help educators locate educational materials for youth and adults. Materials included in the database deal with a range of food-related risk issues, microbiological concerns, food irradiation, pesticides, environmental concerns, biotechnology and others.

AccuPOS Restaurant and Food Safety Guide
Links to numerous websites on topics such as safe food handling, safe food storage and foodborne illness information

The International Meat and Poultry HACCP Alliance

The International Meat and Poultry HACCP Alliance is within the Institute of Food Science and Engineering's (IFSE) Center for Food Safety. The Food Safety Information is organized under the following three categories: HACCP and Food Safety, Hazards, and Reference Corner. This site Includes links to others sites of interest, list of conferences related to all these topics, and abstracts of scientific papers.

International Food Information Council Foundation (IFIC)

The purpose of the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation is to provide sound, scientific information on food safety and nutrition to journalists, health professionals, educators, government officials and consumers.

Center for Disease Control Prevention (CDC)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services. This site includes Morbility and Mortality Weekly Report (Surveillance Summaries). By entering key words in the "search" section of this page, information on food safety and foodborne and related topics can be found. Information available ranges from general guidelines on food safety to food safety regulations.

Risk World

Covers news and views on risk assessment and risk management, includes scientific paper abstracts, risk-focused news articles, and government reports. RiskWorld is an independent publication of Tec-Com Inc (a publishing company that specializes in technical communications, primarily for energy or risk-focused organizations).

Economic Research Service


It contains information on food safety economics in general, meat and poultry issues, pesticide issues, and links to the following sources of food safety information: Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substance, FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine, FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food Safety Consortium, International Food Information Council, National Center for Infectious Diseases, USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, and USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service. Contains summary reports on food safety.

American Council on Science and Health

The American Council on Science and Health, Inc. (ACSH) is a consumer education consortium concerned with issues related to food, nutrition, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, lifestyle, the environment and health. ACSH is an independent, nonprofit, tax-exempt organization.

Institute of Food Science and Engineering -- Texas A&M University

The Institute of Food Science and Engineering has been formed to advance food science and engineering through research, graduate education and public outreach. The Institute serves to integrate and focus food-related research, teaching, Extension and service activities of The Texas A&M University System while also developing its capacity for cooperative efforts with external institutions and agencies and the private sector.

National Center for Food Safety &Technology

NCFST is a unique consortium organized to address the complex issues raised by emerging food technologies. It is a place where academia, industry, and government pool their resources and work together to achieve the ultimate goal: ensuring the continued safety and quality of the nation's food supply.

Consumer Watch
ConsumerWatch.com is a comprehensive database featuring information and news alerts about thousands of products currently on the market or previously available worldwide. The Web site is dedicated to keeping the public informed about product recalls, manufacturer defects, and safety concerns associated with products ranging from household appliances, lawn equipment, and vehicles, to children’s toys and food.

Appliance and Kitchen Sanitation: Understanding the Bacteria That Causes Foodborne Illness
This site has links to information about several pathogenic bacteria, parasitic protozoa and worms, viruses, natural toxins and other pathogenic agents.

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Database sites


USDA Food Safety Research Information Office


A database of food safety research projects to the research community and the general public. The site provides detailed information on food safety research projects, spending, and accomplishments by federal agencies, along with links to other important food safety research information.

Food Safety and Inspection Service

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the public health agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture responsible for ensuring that the nation's commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and packaged. It provides on-line information concerning the agency, its activities, and food safety issues. Includes consumer education and information and HACCP implementation and technical reports.

Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations

Multiple languages site with statistical databases on agriculture production, economics, fishery production, nutrition, projects on crop yields, current control and eradication efforts.

WWW Resources for Food Science and Related Areas

The site contains a list of Web sites related to food science. Sites are classified by content (e.g., food safety, food law, foodborne pathogens and foodborne illness, HACCP, Microbiology, quality assurance/quality control, WWW virtual library sites, etc.).

Extension Food Safety Education Database

This site contains a collection of food safety curricula and instructional resources designed to help educators locate educational materials for youth and adults. Materials included in the database deal with a range of food-related risk issues, microbiological concerns, food irradiation, pesticides, environmental concerns, biotechnology and others.

The International Meat and Poultry HACCP Alliance

The International Meat and Poultry HACCP Alliance is within the Institute of Food Science and Engineering's (IFSE) Center for Food Safety. The Food Safety Information is organized under the following three categories: HACCP and Food Safety, Hazards, and Reference Corner. This site Includes links to others sites of interest, list of conferences related to all these topics, and abstracts of scientific papers.

National Center for Infectious Diseases — Foodborne Diseases

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Research methods and new research

Food Safety Research Information Office

A clearinghouse of information provided by the USDA National Agricultural Library.

Fedstats

This site contains more than 70 agencies in the United States Federal Government produce statistics of interest to the public. The Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy maintains this site to provide easy access to the full range of statistics and information produced by these agencies for public use.

Eastern Regional Research Center


Contains a Pathogen Modeling Program for Windows. This predictive microbiology application program was designed as a research and instructional tool for estimating the effects of multiple variables on the growth or survival of foodborne pathogens. The Center is one of four regional research centers of the USDA's Agricultural Research Service.

Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations

Multiple languages site with statistical databases on agriculture production, economics, fishery production, nutrition, projects on crop yields, current control and eradication efforts.

WWW Resources for Food Science and Related Areas

The site contains a list of Web sites related to food science. Sites are classified by content (e.g., food safety, food law, foodborne pathogens and foodborne illness, HACCP, Microbiology, quality assurance/quality control, WWW virtual library sites, etc.).

Regional Research Project

Regional Research Project NE-165, does research on the impacts of changes in strategies, technologies, consumer behavior, and policies on the economic performance of the food system, and on how private and public strategies influence improvement in food safety and other quality attributes. It has over 90 members, primarily from universities and government agencies, and a core research group at the Food Marketing Policy Center, Universities of Connecticut and Massachusetts.


Emerging Infectious Diseases


Emerging Infectious Diseases is part of CDC's plan for combating emerging infectious diseases; the plan is outlined in a recently published document, Addressing Emerging Infectious Disease Threats — A Prevention Strategy for the United States. One of the main goals of CDC's plan is to enhance communication of public health information about emerging diseases so that prevention measures can be implemented without delay. Emerging Infectious Diseases is peer reviewed.

Medscape

This site contains a large collection of free, full-text, peer-reviewed clinical medicine articles. It requires a free registration to access the clinical articles, news, patient information, and other Medscape features.

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Research abstracts

International Food Information Service

This site provides information for professors, researchers, manufacturers, and government officials . It includes the bibliographic database Food Science and Technology Abstracts.

WWW Resources for Food Science and Related Areas

The site contains a list of Web sites related to food science. Sites are classified by content (e.g., food safety, food law, foodborne pathogens and foodborne illness, HACCP, Microbiology, quality assurance/quality control, WWW virtual library sites, etc.).

The International Meat and Poultry HACCP Alliance

The International Meat and Poultry HACCP Alliance is within the Institute of Food Science and Engineering's (IFSE) Center for Food Safety. The Food Safety Information is organized under the following three categories: HACCP and Food Safety, Hazards, and Reference Corner. This site Includes links to others sites of interest, list of conferences related to all these topics, and abstracts of scientific papers.

Emerging Infectious Diseases

Emerging Infectious Diseases is part of CDC's plan for combating emerging infectious diseases; the plan is outlined in a recently published document, Addressing Emerging Infectious Disease Threats — A Prevention Strategy for the United States. One of the main goals of CDC's plan is to enhance communication of public health information about emerging diseases so that prevention measures can be implemented without delay. Emerging Infectious Diseases is peer reviewed.

Society for Risk Analysis


The Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) provides an open forum for all those who are interested in risk analysis. Risk analysis is broadly defined to include risk assessment, risk characterization, risk communication, risk management, and policy relating to risk. Our interests include risks to human health and the environment, both built and natural.

Medscape

This site contains a large collection of free, full-text, peer-reviewed clinical medicine articles. It requires a free registration to access the clinical articles, news, patient information, and other Medscape features.

International Food Information Council Foundation (IFIC)

The purpose of the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation is to provide sound, scientific information on food safety and nutrition to journalists, health professionals, educators, government officials and consumers.

Center for Disease Control Prevention (CDC)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services. This site includes Morbility and Mortality Weekly Report (Surveillance Summaries). By entering key words in the "search" section of this page, information on food safety and foodborne and related topics can be found. Information available ranges from general guidelines on food safety to food safety regulations.

Risk World

Covers news and views on risk assessment and risk management, includes scientific paper abstracts, risk-focused news articles, and government reports. RiskWorld is an independent publication of Tec-Com Inc (a publishing company that specializes in technical communications, primarily for energy or risk-focused organizations).

Economic Research Service


It contains information on food safety economics in general, meat and poultry issues, pesticide issues, and links to the following sources of food safety information: Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substance, FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine, FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food Safety Consortium, International Food Information Council, National Center for Infectious Diseases, USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, and USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service. Contains summary reports on food safety.

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Universities, academic institutions and national centers

Food Safety Consortium universities:

University of Arkansas home page

University of Arkansas Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences

University of Arkansas International Agriculture Programs

Iowa State University home page

Iowa State University Food Safety Consortium

Kansas State University Food Science Institute

Kansas State University College of Agriculture
 
 
 
 

Other institutions:

National Alliance for Food Safety and Security

The National Alliance for Food Safety and Security — A Partnership for the Science of Safe Food — is a joint effort of 20 universities and the USDA Agricultural Research Service. It is dedicated to planning and coordination of activities in food safety research, education and outreach. It seeks to work with government, industry and consumer groups to advance the enhancement of the safety of the food system.

Institute of Food Science and Engineering — University of Arkansas

The Institute of Food Science and Engineering serves as the primary entity in Arkansas to provide research, graduate education and Extension to help assure that the food supply is high-quality, wholesome, palatable, safe and nutritious; that value is added to raw agricultural products to enhance economic development of the state, region and nation' and that the needs of society are understood, communicated and met. The Institute provides technical advances in food processing methods to assure that Arkansas and regional processors remain competitive. The Institute also promotes research that will recover or convert co-products to higher-value items.

National Agricultural Law Center

The NALC conducts research and analysis and provides up-to-date information to farmers and agri-businesses, attorneys, community groups, and others confronting agricultural law issues. NALC attorneys disseminate information through symposia, publications, television, and radio presentations.

Food Safety Network

The Food Safety Network at the University of Guelph, Ontario, provides research, commentary, policy evaluation and public information on food safety issues from farm-to-fork. Using electronic networks, extensive databases and rigourous field research, the Food Safety Network works closely with the Canadian Research Institute for Food Safety as well as national and international collaborators to put science into action — to develop and implement scientific and publicly credible policies and programs to enhance the safety of the food supply.

Institute of Food Science and Engineering — Texas A&M University

The Institute of Food Science and Engineering has been formed to advance food science and engineering through research, graduate education and public outreach. The Institute serves to integrate and focus food-related research, teaching, Extension and service activities of The Texas A&M University System while also developing its capacity for cooperative efforts with external institutions and agencies and the private sector.

National Center for Food Safety &Technology

NCFST is a unique consortium organized to address the complex issues raised by emerging food technologies. It is a place where academia, industry, and government pool their resources and work together to achieve the ultimate goal: ensuring the continued safety and quality of the nation's food supply.

National Center for Infectious Diseases — Foodborne Diseases


Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station Food Science and Food Safety

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Industries and associations

American Meat Institute

Food Service Warehouse


National Meat Association

National Pork Producers Council

U.S. Poultry and Egg Association


Medical sites

Physician Directory (MedSeek)

This site has a directory to physicians, medical services and health resources. Links to over 450 hospital information sites, searchable by city and state.

Health Resources


Cancerlit


Peer reviewed cancer abstracts.

Doctor's Guide News and Conference

Medical news, alerts, and conference database.

New England Journal of Medicine


The New England Journal of Medicine On-line, a weekly journal reporting the results of important medical research worldwide, as well as article abstracts in back issues.

Healthfinder

Consumer health educational database.

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Discussion groups

Food Safety Network

Fsnet is produce by researchers at the Science and Society Project at the University of Guelph and covers food safety events and new research.

HACCP System for Retail Food Safety

Covers information on HACCP and its uses in the industry, some of these include: Procedures to Implement the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points, HACCP- Regulatory Applications in Retail Food Establishments, The HACCP Food Safety Manual — Healthy Food, Healthy People, The HACCP Way.

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