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FSIS Issues FY2011-2016 Strategic Plan

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

(American Meat Institute)

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has released its FY2011-2016 Strategic Plan. The plan outlines the agency’s strategic intentions for the next five years, and will serve as a foundation document for both long-range and day-to-day operations.

The plan includes three main strategic themes and goals within each theme:

1. Prevent Foodborne Illness
Goal 1: Ensure that food safety inspection aligns with existing and emerging risks
Goal 2: Maximize domestic and international compliance with food safety policies
Goal 3: Enhance public education and outreach to improve food-handling practices
Goal 4: Strengthen collaboration among internal and external stakeholders to prevent foodborne illness

2. Understand and Influence the Farm-to-Table Continuum
Goal 5: Effectively use science to understand foodborne illness and emerging trends
Goal 6: Implement effective policies to respond to existing and emerging risks

3. Empower People and Strengthen Infrastructure
Goal 7: Empower employees with the training, resources, and tools to enable success in protecting public health
Goal 8: Based on the defined Agency business needs, develop, maintain, and use innovative methodologies, processes, and tools, including PHIS, to protect public health efficiently and effectively and to support defined public health needs and goals

To view the strategic plan in its entirety, go to http://www.fsis.usda.gov/About_FSIS/Strategic_Plan_2011-2016_Summary/index.asp.a.a

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