In 1998, the FDA National Retail Food Team initiated a three-phase, 10-year study to measure the occurrence of practices and behaviors commonly identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as contributing factors in foodborne illness outbreaks.
Data was collected in 1998, 2003, and 2008.
The FDA Trend Analysis Report on the Occurrence of Foodborne Illness Risk Factors in Selected Institutional Foodservice, Restaurant, and Retail Food Store Facility Types (1998-2008), referred to as the 2010 Trend Analysis Report, presents the results of data.
It shows that progress has been made toward the goal of reducing the occurrence of foodborne illness risk factors at retail, although work remains to be done in some areas.
FDA Briefing to Food Store Stakeholders March 2016
FDA Briefing to Restaurant Stakeholder June 2014
- Protocol for the Risk Factor Study Data Collection or Study on the Occurrence of Foodborne Illness Risk Factors in Selected Retail and Foodservice Facility Types (2013-2024) (PDF: 343KB)
- Marking Instructions for the Data Collection Form (PDF: 4.4MB)
Presentations & Broadcasts
- Presentation: Measuring the Effectiveness of the Nation's Foodservice and Retail Food Protection System (PPT: 2.1MB) September 2004 (ARCHIVED)
- Presentation: Potentially Hazardous Food - The Evolving Definition of Temperature Control for Safety (PPT: 2.3MB) June 26, 2005 (ARCHIVED)
- Presentation: Reducing Foodborne Illness Risk Factors in Food Service and Retail Establishments (PPT: 2.5MB) November 2006 (ARCHIVED)