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FSIS Issues Directive on Managing Information in PHIS System

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

(American Meat Institute)

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued FSIS Directive 5300.1, Managing the Establishment Profile in the Public Health Information System (PHIS). This directive provides instructions to Inspection Program Personnel (IPP), including Import Inspection Personnel, responsible for maintaining information in the new PHIS at meat and poultry establishments, import establishments, identification warehouses and other facilities where FSIS provides reimbursable inspection services.

IPP not trained in PHIS functions will continue using Performance-based Inspection System (PBIS) until provided with further instructions.

Agency personnel responsible for maintaining information in the replaced systems will maintain the same information in PHIS. According to FSIS, existing and future IT programs will integrate seamlessly with PHIS to allow authorized users to analyze inspection data in conjunction with other electronic data sources available to the agency.

To view this directive, click here: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/OPPDE/rdad/FSISDirectives/PHIS_5300.1.pdf.

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