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Food Defense Plan Survey Results

FSIS began measuring the status of industry’s voluntary adoption of food defense plans via annual surveys in 2006. The survey questions determine whether each FSIS-inspected establishment has a food defense plan and, if so, whether the plan is functional (i.e., measures are in place to address outside security, inside security, personnel security, and incident response; the plan was tested in the last year, and the establishment reviewed their plan in the past year).

In 2010, the voluntary adoption of food defense plans was included as a performance measure in the FY2010-FY2015 USDA Strategic Plan. The target is for 90 percent of establishments to have a functional food defense plan by 2015. FSIS also includes the voluntary adoption of food defense plans as a performance measure in its FY2011-FY2016 Strategic Plan. The USDA and FSIS Strategic Plans, in addition to the FSIS FY2014 Annual Performance Plan, can be found at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/informational/aboutfsis/strategic-planning.

The eighth annual food defense plan survey was completed in September 2013. The universe of facilities surveyed was the same as in 2012 and included meat and poultry slaughter and processing establishments, processed egg products plants, and official import inspection establishments. Overall, 83 percent of all establishments surveyed have a functional food defense plan (up from 77 percent in 2012).

September 2013 Food Defense Plan Survey Results

Establishment Size

Percent of Establishments with a Functional Food Defense Plan

Meat & Poultry Establishments

Processed Egg Products Plants

Import Inspection Establishments

Overall

Large

98%

71%

N/A

98%

Small

91%

88%

N/A

91%

Very Small

75%

89%

N/A

75%

Total

83%

86%

88%

83%

 

As shown below, the adoption of functional food defense plans has consistently increased since initiation of the survey in 2006.

Percent of establishments with a functional food defense plan, 2006-2013

 

2006 - 2013 Food Defense Plan Survey Results

Establishment Size

Percent of Establishments with a Food Defense Plan

Aug 2006

Nov 2007

Aug 2008

Dec 2009

Jul 2010

Jul 2011

Aug 2012

Sept 2013

Large

88%

91%

96%

97%

97%

96%

99%

98%

Small

48%

53%

64%

72%

82%

84%

87%

91%

Very Small

18%

21%

25%

49%

64%

65%

67%

75%

Total

34%

39%

46%

62%

74%

75%

77%

83%

 

Notes

  • 2006-2009: Includes meat and poultry establishments only
  • 2010-2013: Includes meat and poultry establishments, official import inspection establishments, and processed egg products plants
  • 2006-2008: Establishments with a written food defense plan
  • 2009-2013: Establishments with a functional food defense plan

 

Last Modified Mar 03, 2014