Report on the Occurrence of Foodborne Illness Risk Factors in Fast Food and Full-service Restaurants, 2013-2014

A study prepared by the FDA National Retail Food Team and published in November 2018.


This report includes the background, design, and results of data collection on the occurrence of foodborne illness risk factors in the United States in restaurant settings during 2013-2014. It is a stand-alone report representing the first data collection period of the FDA’s current 10-year study on trends in the occurrence of foodborne illness risk factors, food safety behaviors/practices, and interventions in food service facilities. Data from the 2013-2014 collection will be used as a baseline to assess trends in the occurrence of risk factors during data collections, in 2017 and 2021. Additional data collections in 2015, 2019, and 2023 investigate similar retail food safety research questions in institutional food service settings and retail food stores.

Last updated: December 21, 2022