Script: Introduction to FSIS Podcasts
Welcome to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection
Service podcast. Each episode will bring you cutting edge
news and information about how FSIS is working to ensure
public health protection through food safety. While we’re on
the job, you can rest assured that your meat, poultry, and
processed egg products are safe, wholesome, properly labeled,
and packaged correctly. So turn up your volume and listen in.
Hello, I’m Al Almanza, the Administrator of the Department of
Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. Thank you for
tuning into FSIS’ inaugural podcast.
We continually look for ways to expand our outreach efforts to
our diverse audiences and are pleased to add podcasts to our
growing list of communication tools. We see podcasts as an exciting
new means to inform, educate and communicate with you, our customers.
In addition to information on our publications, workshops and
training sessions, FSIS podcasts are available on our web site
Our goal is to provide meaningful information in a user-friendly
format, when it’s convenient for you - whether you are at work,
at home or on the go.
Initially, many of these podcasts will be targeted toward the
owners and operators of small and very small meat, poultry and
processed egg products establishments, since these plants represent
over 90% of the total number that FSIS inspects every day.
But, soon there will be others targeted to consumers and the
As with everything we do here at FSIS, we value transparency
and openness with our customers, and this podcasting venture
is no different.
We value your input, opinions, and suggestions for what content
will serve you best.
Share your feedback with us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or contact us directly by calling (202) 720-9113.
I also encourage you to subscribe to our podcasts. It’s a free
service. You can subscribe by simply clicking on the “podcast”
button at the top of this page, and you will automatically receive
links to our podcasts when they are released.
Podcasts are another link in the information chain that helps
us achieve a goal we all want – to ensure food safety and prevent
Well, that’s all for this episode. We’d like your
feedback on our podcast. Or if you have ideas for future
podcasts, send us an e-mail at email@example.com. To
learn more about food safety, try our web site at
www.fsis.usda.gov. Thanks for tuning in.