USDA FSIS Releases 2014 Goals

USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service posted its third annual performance plan for 2014 as part of its Fiscal Years 2011 to 2016 Strategic Plan. The Fiscal Year 2014 plan includes eight specific goals to be achieved by the end of the fiscal year. These goals are:

- ensure food safety inspection aligns with existing and emerging risks

- maximize domestic and international compliance with food safety policies

- enhance public education and outreach to improve food-handling practices

- strengthen collaboration among internal and external stakeholders to prevent foodborne illness

- effectively use science to understand foodborne illness and emerging trends

- implement effective policies to respond to existing and emerging risks

- empower employees with the training, resources and tools to enable success in protecting public health

- and develop, maintain and use innovative methodologies, processes and tools, including PHIS, to protect public health efficiently and effectively to support defined public health needs and goals based on the defined agency business needs.

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