The REFLECT Statement

REFLECT stands for Reporting guidElines For randomized controLled trials for livEstoCk and food safeTy. It is an evidence-based minimum set of items for trials reporting production, health, and food-safety outcomes.

The aim of the REFLECT Statement is to help authors improve the reporting livestock trials with production, health, and food-safety outcomes. We have focused on both types of randomized trials, field trials and challenge studies in livestock, and the interventions may be therapeutic or preventive.

The REFLECT Statement consists of a 22-item checklist (MS Word version ; PDF word version). It is an evolving document that is subject to change periodically as new evidence emerges. This website contains the current definitive version of the REFLECT Statement. The full text of the REFLECT statement is now available:

The REFLECT Statement should be used in conjunction with the Explanation and Elaboration Document.

The REFLECT Statement: Reporting Guidelines for Randomized Controlled Trials in Livestock and Food Safety: Explanation and Elaboration.

Sargeant JM, O'Connor AM, Gardner IA, Dickson JS, Torrence ME, Dohoo IR, Lefebvre SL, Morley PS, Ramirez A, Snedeker K.

J Food Prot. 2010 Mar;73(3):579-603.

The REFLECT Statement: Reporting Guidelines for Randomized Controlled Trials in Livestock and Food Safety: Explanation and Elaboration.

Sargeant JM, O'Connor AM, Gardner IA, Dickson JS, Torrence ME; consensus meeting participants*, Dohoo IR, Lefebvre SL, Morley PS, Ramirez A, Snedeker K.

Zoonoses Public Health. 2010 Jan 12. [Epub ahead of print] - PDF