Food Safety

Validation Database

This database may be used to identify scientific support for HACCP Systems Validation by small and very small plants. Provided by the Foundation for Meat and Poultry Research and Education 

Campylobacter

Campylobacter Factsheet 

Campylobacter FAQs

FSIS Guidelines

FSIS-GD-2021-0006 FSIS Guideline for Controlling Campylobacter in Raw Poultry

FSIS-GD-2018-0008 Minimizing the Risk of Campylobacter and Salmonella Illnesses Associated with Chicken Liver

FSIS-GD-2018-0011 FSIS Establishment Eligibility Criteria for the Salmonella and Campylobacter Verification Sampling Program and FSIS Scheduling Algorithm for the Salmonella and Campylobacter Verification Sampling Programs for Raw Poultry

FSIS-GD-2015-0021 Draft Compliance for Controlling Salmonella and Campylobacter in Raw Poultry: 4th Edition

FSIS Directives

10,250.1 Sampling Instructions: Salmonella and Campylobacter Verification Program for Raw Meat and Poultry Products- Revision 1 (March 2, 2021)

FSIS Notices

56-20 Imported Raw Poultry Products Sampled for Salmonella and Campylobacter Analysis (issued Oct. 15, 2020; expires Nov. 1, 2021)


Clostridium botulinum

Clostridium botulism FAQs

FSIS Directives

7111.1 Verification Procedures or Lethality an Stabilization (Aug 14, 2017)


E. Coli O157:H7 Shiga Toxin-Producing & Non-O157:H7 Shiga Toxin-Producing E. coli

E. coli O157:H7 Shiga Toxin Factsheet

Non-O157:H7 Shiga Toxin-Producing E. coli Factsheet

E. coli O157:H7 and other Shiga Toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) FSIS Resources

FSIS Guidelines

FSIS-GD-2021-0008 FSIS Industry Guideline for Minimizing the Risk of Shiga Toxin Producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in Beef (including Veal) Slaughter Operations

FSIS-GD-2021-0007 FSIS Industry Guideline for Minimizing the Risk of Shiga-Toxin Producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in Beef (Including Veal) Processing Operations

FSIS-GD-2014-0012 Pre-Harvest Management Controls and Intervention Options for Reducing Shiga-Toxin Producing Escherichia coli Shedding in Cattle: An Overview of Current Research

FSIS-GD-2014-0011 Compliance Guidelines for Shiga-Toxin Escherichia coli (STEC) Organisms Sampled and Tested Labeling Claims for Boneless Beef Manufacturing Trimmings

FSIS-GD-2014-0009 Compliance Guideline for Establishments Sampling Beef Trimmings for Shiga-Toxin Producing Escherichia coli (STEC) Organisms or Virulence Markers

FSIS-GD-2004-001 Compliance Guidelines for Establishments on the FSIS Microbiological Testing Program and Other Verification Activities for Escherichia coli O157:H7

FSIS-GD-1996-0001 Guidelines for Escherichia coli for Process Control Verification in Cattle and Swine Slaughter Establishments

FSIS-GD-1996-0002 Guidelines for Escherichia coli for Process Control Verification in Poultry Slaughter Establishments

FSIS Directives

5000.1 Verifying an Establishment’s Food Safety System – Revision 5 (Apr 4, 2017)

10,010.1 Sampling Verification Activities for Shiga Toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in Raw Beef Products (Aug 20, 2015)

10,010.2 Verification Activities for Shiga-Toxin producing Escherichia coli in Raw Beef Products (July, 1, 2020)

10,010.3 Traceback Methodology for Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157:H7 in Raw Ground Beef Products and Bench Trim (Jan 21, 2015)

FSIS Notices

69-20 In-Field Study to Test a New Sample Collection Method for Beef Manufacturing Trimmings (issued Dec 18, 2020; expires Jan 1, 2022)


Listeria Monocytogenes

Listeria Monocytogenes Factsheet

Listeria Monocytogenes FSIS Resources

FSIS Guidelines

FSIS-GD-2015-0015 Guidance for Controlling Listeria monocytogenes in Retail Delicatessens

FSIS-GD-2015-0014 Best Practices for Controlling Listeria monocytogenes in Retail Delicatessens

FSIS-GD-2014-0001 Controlling Listeria monocytogenes in Post-Lethality Exposed Ready-To-Eat Meat Products

FSIS-GD-2008-0001 Supplementary Guidance on the Use of Antimicrobial Agents to Control Listeria monocytogenes in Post-Lethality Exposed Ready-To-Eat Meat and Poultry Products

FSIS-GD-2006-0002 Compliance Guidelines to Control Listeria monocytogenes in Post-Lethality Exposed Ready-To-Eat Meat and Poultry Products

FSIS-GD-2006-0009 Implementation of a Post-Packaging Heat Treatment to Reduce Listeria monocytogenes on Ready-To-Eat Meat Products Produced by Very Small Meat and Poultry Establishments

FSIS Directives

10,240.4 Verification Activities for Listeria Monocytogenes Regulation and Ready-To-Eat (RTE) Sampling Program – Revision 3 (Jan 10, 2014)

10,240.5 Verification Procedures for Enforcement, Investigations and Analysis Officers (EIAOs) for the Listeria monocytogenes Regulation and Routine Risk-Based Listeria monocytogenes (RLm) Sampling Program – Revision 3 (Mar 28, 2013)

10,300.1 Intensified Verification Testing (IVT) Protocol for Sampling of Product, Food Contact Surfaces and Environment Surfaces for Listeria monocytogenes – Revision 1 (Mar 28, 2013)

10,310.1 Pilot Project: Control for Listeria monocytogenes in Retail Delicatessens (Feb 16, 2017)


Salmonella

Salmonella Factsheet

Salmonella FSIS Resources

FSIS Establishment Eligibility Criteria for the Salmonella and Campylobacter Verification Sampling Program and FSIS Scheduling Algorithm for the Salmonella and Campylobacter Verification Sampling Programs for Raw Poultry

FSIS Guidelines

FSIS-GD-2021-0005 FSIS Guideline for Controlling Salmonella in Raw Poultry

FSIS-GD-2018-0008 Minimizing the Risk of Campylobacter and Salmonella Illnesses Associated with Chicken Liver

FSIS-GD-2018-0011 FSIS Establishment Eligibility Criteria for the Salmonella and Campylobacter Verification Sampling Program and FSIS Scheduling Algorithm for the Salmonella and Campylobacter Verification Sampling Programs for Raw Poultry

FSIS-GD-2017-0008 FSIS Salmonella Compliance Guidelines for Small and Very Small Meat and Poultry Establishments that Produce Ready-To-Eat Products and Revised Appendix A

FSIS-GD-2017-0016 FSIS Compliance Guideline for Minimizing the Risk of Shiga Toxin Producing Escherichia coli (STEC) and Salmonella in Beef

FSIS-GD-2015-0021 Draft Compliance for Controlling Salmonella and Campylobacter in Raw Poultry: 4th Edition

FSIS-GD-2013-0023 Compliance Guideline for Controlling Salmonella in Market Hogs

FSIS Directives

5020.1 Verification Activities for the Use of New Technology in Meat and Poultry Establishments and Egg Products Plants – Revision 1 (Oct 6, 2016)

10,250.1 Sampling Instructions: Salmonella and Campylobacter Verification Program for Raw Meat and Poultry Products- Revision 1 (March 2, 2021)

10,250.2 Performance Standards: Salmonella Verification Program for Raw Poultry Products (March 2, 2021)

FSIS Notices

56-20 Imported Raw Poultry Products Sampled for Salmonella and Campylobacter Analysis (issued Oct. 15, 2020; expires Nov. 1, 2021)

69-20 In-Field Study to Test a New Sample Collection Method for Beef Manufacturing Trimmings (issued Dec 18, 2020; expires Jan 1, 2022)