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National Program 108: Food Safety (animal and plant products)
Accomplishment Report
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The safety of the food supply continues to be a visible agriculture and public health issue, and a national and international priority for ARS. Outbreaks of foodborne illness are still seen as a significant cause of morbidity, mortality, and chronic sequelae. The cost/burden resulting from these events can result in economic devastation both nationally and internationally. The cause of many outbreaks often remains unresolved, but issues such as intensive food production, international trade, consumption habits, travel and immigration of peoples are still regarded as areas of concern.


To download the PDF version of the NP 108 2016-2020 Accomplishment Report click here and publications click here.