On September 30, 1998, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) signed a five-year contract with the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) for IFT to provide scientific review and analysis of issues in food safety, food processing and human health. Under the terms of the contract, FDA assigns IFT task orders, categorized as comprehensive or abbreviated reviews. IFT assembles Scientific and Technical Panels comprised of experts in the topic area to address the issues. The panels are charged with providing scientific and technical review and analysis, not with setting policy.
The following are reports from IFT:
- Evaluation and Definition of Potentially Hazardous Foods (PDF 2.68 MB)
- Kinetics of Microbial Inactivation for Alternative Food Processing Technologies (PDF 13.3 MB)
- Processing Parameters Needed to Control Pathogens in Cold Smoked Fish (PDF 1.48 MB)
- Analysis and Evaluation of Preventive Control Measures for the Control and Reduction/Elimination of Microbial Hazards on Fresh and Fresh-Cut Produce Executive Summary