Focus on antibiotics, hormones, residues, and chemical contaminants added or naturally found in foods
The FRI Food Safety Reviews are summaries of current scientific literature, focusing on special topics of current interest. These reviews replace the extensive annual food safety literature survey formerly published by FRI, and now number more than 30 since inception of the Briefings in 1996.
The most recent review, "White Paper: Public Health Impact of Multi-Drug Resistant Pathogens," was released in July 2014 and is currently available only to FRI sponsors. Please contact Kathy Glass for access codes.
Jan 2014 What Is Food Allergy?
"This brief review discusses some food allergen issues of interest to food producers and processors." Read the full text
Mar 2006 Veterinary Drug Residues in Processed Meats-Potential Health Risk
"Penicillin, tetracyclines, sulfonamides, neomycin, gentamicin, flunixin, streptomycin, arsenicals; withdrawal periods." Read the full text
Apr 2001 Alternatives to Antibiotic Use for Growth Promotion in Animal Husbandry
"Antibiotic resistance; Probiotics and competitive exclusion; Enzymes; Immune modulators; Organic acids; Other feed supplements; Alternative husbandry practices." Read the full text
Jul 2000 Human Safety of Hormone Implants Used to Promote Growth in Cattle
"Safety of growth hormone implants in livestock." Read the full text