Risk & Safety Assessment

Upcoming Assessments

  • Quantitative Assessment of Arsenic in Apple Juice

  • Risk Profile: Transmission of Norovirus

  • Risk Assessment:  Norovirus in Bivalve Molluscan Shellfish

View all Completed and Ongoing Risk Assessment Projects at CFSAN

New list of research needs: Gaps in the Knowledge Base now available.


Fact Sheets

As the nation’s food supply becomes more global and complex, decisions about policies aimed at preventing contamination and illness have become even more important to the public’s health. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uses risk analysis, a concept and framework fostered by the World Health Organization, to ensure that regulatory decisions about foods are science-based and transparent.

Read more about how FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) applies risk analysis, from conventional methods to new, far-reaching tools that use advanced technology to prioritize risks and calculate optimal interventions at Risk Analysis at FDA: Food Safety.


General Information


Animal Drug Residues



  • An Evaluation of the Risk of Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease from Exposure to Cattle-Derived Protein Used in Cosmetics
    July 14, 2001    

Escherichia coli


Food Additives

Food Defense

FSMA-Related Risk Assessments


Hepatitis A Virus

High Risk Foods

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus

  • Interagency Risk Assessment for the Public Health Impact of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus in Poultry, Shell Eggs, and Egg Products
    May 2010    

Listeria monocytogenes






Vibrio parahaemolyticus


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