Information USA -CDC – IFSAC Strategic Food Safety Plan 2017 – 2021


The IFSAC Strategic Plan[PDF – 12 pages]( outlines goals and objectives for the five-year time period from 2017 through 2021.


  1. Enhance the collection and quality of relevant source data
  2. Enhance the use of existing regulatory and foodborne illness surveillance data sources
  3. Incorporate genomic data and other novel data sources
  4. Explore ways to address key gaps in data quality, methods and models
  5. Develop new analytic approaches and models to maximize use of already available data
  6. Expand the availability of technical and scientific expertise through collaboration with internal and external partners
  7. Enhance relationships and engagement with both internal and external groups
  8. Improve the synthesis, interpretation and dissemination of analytical findings for multiple audiences

Priority Pathogens

IFSAC identified four priority pathogens as the initial focus of projects:

  1. Salmonella(
  2. E. coli (
  3. Listeria monocytogenes (
  4. Campylobacter(

Previous IFSAC Strategic Plans

The above strategic plan represents an update to IFSAC’s 2012-2016 Strategic Plan[PDF – 16 pages](

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s