Data Collection and Reports
Results of baseline data studies, E. coli O157:H7 testing , ready-to-eat product sampling, and Salmonella verification testing are reported here. FSIS's Office of Public Health Science (OPHS) uses the latest scientifically-based microbiological approaches to detect, understand, and prevent foodborne hazards. (See also: National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF).)
To ensure that FSIS maintains a science-based and data-driven approach to food safety, the Agency conducts a robust analysis of available data. These analyses range from evaluations of FSIS policy to strategic planning efforts.
FoodNet is a collaborative project among FSIS, CDC, and FDA to identify, control, and prevent foodborne disease hazards. FoodNet uses sentinel sites in various states to provide more stable and accurate national estimates of the burden and sources of specific foodborne diseases. See Also: OutbreakNet, CDC's Foodborne Outbreak Online Database