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 Factsheet 

Campylobacter FAQs

FSIS Notices

08-19 Imported Raw Poultry Products Sampled for Salmonella and Campylobacter Analysis (issued Mar. 19, 2019; expires Apr. 1, 2020)

FSIS Directives

10,250.1 Salmonella and Campylobacter Verification Program for Raw Meat and Poultry Products (Sept. 20, 2013)

Clostridium botulinum

Clostridium botulism Factsheet

Principals of Thermal Processing

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

E. coli O157:H7 Biological Hazard Guidance

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)

Docket No. 00-022N E. coli O157:H7 Contamination of Beef Products

FSIS Notices

11-19 Information Regarding Instructional Labeling Statements for Raw Beef Products Shipped to Intermediary Official Establishments Prior to Delivery to an Official Establishment for Full Lethality Treatment to Address Shiga-Toxin producing E. coli (issued Apr 30, 2019; expires May 1, 2020)

46-19 Analysis for Salmonella of All Imported Beef (including veal) Products Sampled for Shiga Toxin Producing  Escherichia coli (issued Nov 7, 2019; expires Nov 1, 2020)

Listeria Monocytogenes

Listeria Monocytogenes Factsheet

Listeria Monocytogenes FSIS Resources

Listeria Monocytogenes Biological Hazard Guidance

FSIS Directives

10,240.4 Verification Activities for Listeria Monocytogenes (Lm) 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 (Lm) Regulation and Routine Risk-Based Listeria monocytogenes (RLm) Sampling Program – Revision 3 (Mar 3, 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 Factsheet

Salmonella FSIS Resources

Salmonella Biological Hazard Guidance

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 Roadmap to Reducing Salmonella: Driving Change through Science-Based Policy (Sept. 22, 2020)

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 Salmonella and Campylobacter Verification Program for Raw Meat and Poultry Products (Sep 20, 2013)

FSIS Notices

08-19 Imported Raw Poultry Products Sampled for Salmonella and Campylobacter Analysis (issued Mar 19, 2019; expires Apr 1, 2020)

21-19 Actions To Take In Raw Poultry Establishments Exceeding Salmonella Performance Standards (issued Jul 12, 2019; expires Jun 1, 2020)

17-19 Follow up Sampling in Raw Poultry Establishments not Meeting Salmonella Performance Standards (issued Jun 4, 2019; expires Jun 1, 2020)

46-19 Analysis for Salmonella of All Imported Beef (including Veal) Products Sampled for Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia Coli (issued Nov 7, 2019; expires Nov 1, 2020)