FSIS Data Analysis and Reporting: Data Collection
What type of data does FSIS collect?
FSIS collects various types of data on the Agency's activities. These data range from counts of regulated federal meat and poultry establishments to information on the total volume of meat and poultry slaughtered in regulated establishments.
These data are routinely summarized into high level reports produced to keep track of national and district level trends. Data also provide information for Agency planning and policy development.
This page contains links to summary reports of these data, as well as links to datasets. FSIS also posts a smaller subset of FSIS and USDA data on data.gov.
- Inspection and Enforcement Activity
- FSIS Recalls—Current and Archived
- FSIS Quarterly Enforcement Report (QER)—QERs summarize the enforcement actions FSIS has taken to ensure that products that reach consumers are safe, wholesome, and properly labeled.
- Humane Handling Quarterly Reports— An overview of humane handling procedures performed by inspection program personnel and information on noncompliance records issued.
- Domestic Establishments and Import Facilities
- Meat, Poultry, and Egg Product Inspection Directory
- Import and Export Data—Volume of Imported and Exported Product
- List of Foreign Countries Eligible to Import Product into the United States (PDF Only)
- Meat and Poultry Slaughter Data (USDA-NASS)
- FSIS Pathogen Verification Data
- FSIS Baseline Data Reports
- FSIS National Residue Program
- Analyses Conducted to Support Federal Register Issuances
To ensure that FSIS makes policy decisions on the best available science and data, the Agency often conducts data analyses, economic analyses, risk assessments and other reviews or assessments of available data prior to finalizing policy decisions and publishing Federal Register Notices. FSIS publishes this information on the Agency's website.
What type of data analyses does FSIS perform?
In addition to robust data collection activities supported by FSIS, the Agency also conducts various analyses of FSIS data and data from other federal partners. These analyses and reports are divided into a number of core areas, listed below.