Research Reports and Planning

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Program and planning documents provide information about food safety research efforts. This information is organized by agency and by year and includes: budgetary and expenditure data; annual/progress reports; and strategic program plans for the future.



Tablet pc and pen on papers Latest Reports and Assessments

Significant reports and assessments released by food safety authorities and organizations that provide researchers, industry management, and government officials with updates on the latest food safety findings to augment the capacity to protect the global food supply.


Stack of Papers USDA Agency Reports

Provides an updated list of reports and summaries from agencies within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).


Document with graphs and text Annual Reports

Research project performance reports are done annually by government and non-government agencies to provide an update of progress and highlight publications and achievements.


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Strategic plans and reports that evaluate food safety research goals and initiatives, the effectiveness of their implementation, and the specific outcomes.


Research Planning

Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Research Priorities
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has developed a listing of the top food safety research areas of interest. FSIS 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.

NIFA Strategic Plan FY2014 - FY2018
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture has published a strategic plan that will serve as a “roadmap” for the next five years, setting forth specific and measurable goals and strategies. This plan will enable NIFA to lead and invest in agricultural research, education and extension to solve significant societal challenges.