Food Safety Research Information Office (FSRIO) Updates-Meet the Experts

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Updates from the Food Safety Research Information Office



NEW presentations on food safety research from USDA and affiliates can be found here on the Meet the Experts page of the Food Safety Research Information Office.


Find recent food safety presentations from USDA and their affiliates on Bacterial Pathogens, Aflatoxins, Antimicrobial Resistance, Biological and Chemical Contaminants, Viruses and Prions



February 2020


Bacterial Pathogens 

. Characterization and Mitigation of Bacterial Pathogens in the Fresh Produce Production and Processing Continuum

. Integration of Multiple Interventions to Enhance Microbial Safety, Quality, and Shelf-life of Foods

Campylobacter jejuni and Chicken Livers: Real World Problems in Need of Real World Solutions

. Development of Predictive Microbial Models for Food Safety using Alternate Approaches

Ecology and Detection of Human Pathogens in the Produce Production Continuum

. Production and Processing Intervention Strategies for Poultry Associated Foodborne Pathogens

. Identification of the Ecological Niches and Development of Intervention Strategies to Reduce Pathogenic Foodborne Pathogens in Poultry

. Characterization, inactivation, and control of Extra-intestinal Pathogenic Escherichia coli in poultry meat

. Development of Alternative Intervention Technologies for Fresh or Minimally Processed Foods

. Molecular Characterization of Foodborne Pathogens Research Unit

. Rapid Optical Detection Methods for Foodborne Pathogens

. Development of Portable Detection and Quantification Technologies for Foodborne Pathogens

. Radio Frequency Pasteurization of Shell Eggs through the Development of Commercial Prototypes of Continuous Equipment for Multiple Eggs



Molecular and Environmental Factors Controlling Aflatoxin Reduction by Non-Toxigenic Aspergillus Strains

Use of Classical and Molecular Technologies for Developing Aflatoxin Resistance in Crops

Bacterial Pathogens

Antimicrobial Resistance

. Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in Beef and Pork Production

. Antimicrobial packaging to improving the safety, shelf life and waste reduction of various types of food

Chemical Contaminants

Biological and Chemical Contaminants

Flunixin Residues in Cattle-Why?

Develop, validate, and transfer multiclass, multiresidue methods for pesticides, environmental, and emerging contaminants in FSIS-regulated foods, and conduct a survey of food samples for the contaminants

. Detection and Fate of Chemical and Biological Residues in Food and Environmental Systems

. Environmental, Microbial and Food Safety Laboratory

. Biocontrol Interventions for High-Value Ag Commodities

. The distribution of environmental contaminants and pharmaceuticals among skim milk, milk fat, curd, whey, and milk protein fractions through milk processing


Viruses and Prions

. Advance the Development of Technologies for Detecting and Determining the Bioavailability of Toxins that Impact Food Safety and Food Defense

. Improve Analytical Technologies for Detection of Foodborne Toxins and Their Metabolites

. Novel Methods for Controlling Trichothecene Contamination of Grain and Improving the Climate Resilience of Food Safety and Security Programs