FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
WASHINGTON, DC 20250-3700
2000 FSIS NATIONAL RESIDUE PROGRAM |
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The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), working with its partner agencies, has developed sampling allocation systems for compound/production class pairs (domestic residue sampling plans) and compound/product class pairs (import residue sampling plan) that are founded on a public health-based prioritization process. These systems each incorporate a structured planning process that employs risk assessment formulas and uses the best available data to develop relative rankings within these formulas. These systems do not, and were not intended to, generate formal absolute estimates of risk that can be interpreted in an actuarial sense. Nevertheless, their relative risk-based rankings are sufficient to develop sound and internally consistent allocations of sampling resources. These rankings help FSIS to manage the public health concerns presented by a comprehensive range of veterinary drugs and pesticides in the egg product, meat and poultry production classes for which FSIS has regulatory authority.
The final detailed domestic plan sample numbers for veterinary drugs and pesticides in all production classes are listed Table 1, 2000 FSIS National Residue Program, Domestic Monitoring Plan and Special Projects.
The final detailed import plan sample numbers for all compounds (veterinary drugs and pesticides), in all product classes and all countries, are listed in Table 2, 2000 FSIS National Residue Program, Import Residue Plan.
An overall summary of the Domestic Monitoring Plan and Special Projects and the Import Residue Plan is provided in Table 3, Summary, 2000 FSIS National Residue Program, Domestic Monitoring Plan and Special Projects, and Import Residue Plan.