The Policy Development Division (PDD) provides
leadership in the identification of policy needs, and
the subsequent development of policy solutions to address the
intent and application of verification and
enforcement policy in in-plant activities.
Interactive Knowledge Exchange (IKE)
IKE is a tool available to all Field Operations
employees. Through the use of fictional scenarios, IKE
allows employees to review FSIS requirements, and
hopefully, to correlate with his or her work-group and
supervisor regarding the application of those
Also available on the IKE homepage are the following links:
Technical Guidance Documents
Guidance for meat, poultry, egg products, and retail and foodservice establishments in hurricane-affected areas
that identifies food safety factors establishments should consider as they resume operations.
Humane Interactive Knowledge Exchange (HIKE)
Like IKE, the HIKE
uses fictional scenarios to help employees improve their knowledge and understanding
of humane handling and slaughter laws, regulations, directives and notices.
Also available on the HIKE web page are the following links:
PolicyPoints are PowerPoint presentations prepared for each new
FSIS issuance (e.g., notices and directives) to provide a
uniform delivery system for supervisors, inspection personnel
and industry to minimize the need for clarification
after release of new issuances. Each presentation will
capture the highlights and significant changes in each new
Find answers to questions on inspection-related policies, programs, systems, and procedures.
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