Constituent Update - May 24, 2019
FSIS Posts Data on NPIS Requests and Conversions
FSIS frequently receives Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for the number of poultry plants that have requested to convert to the New Poultry Inspection System (NPIS) and for the number of plants that have converted to the NPIS. In effort to be more transparent and to better inform the public, FSIS is now posting that information on our website at https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/regulatory-compliance/haccp/haccp-based-inspection-models-project/himp-study-plans-resources/npis-plants. This list will be updated on a monthly basis. This information can also be found on the FOIA Records Frequently Requested / Of Interest page (under Of Interest) and on the Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection page.
FSIS Names New Deputy Assistant Administrator for Office of Management
Natalie Duncan has been selected as FSIS’ Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Management (OM). Natalie previously served as the Executive Director, Executive Resources Management Division, Office of Human Resources Management at USDA. Prior to joining USDA, Natalie served in a variety of senior roles across the federal government including positions at the Small Business Administration, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Homeland Security.
FSIS Requests Comments on Sample Dataset and Data Documentation
FSIS is preparing to publish the next set of establishment specific datasets as announced in the Federal Register on July 14, 2016 (Docket No. FSIS-2014-0032). Prior to publishing these datasets, FSIS is making sample datasets available. The sample dataset and corresponding data documentation on raw poultry follow-up sampling results can be found at https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/data-collection-and-reports/data/datasets-laboratory-sampling. Please visit http://www.regulations.gov/ and follow the online instructions at that site for submitting comments to Docket FSIS- FSIS-2014-0032 on the sample dataset and data documentation by June 28, 2019. FSIS intends to publish the final dataset on July 5, 2019. Additional details can be found in the FSIS Establishment-Specific Data Release Strategic Plan.
Export Requirements Updates
The Library of Export Requirements has been updated for products for the following countries:
- El Salvador
- South Africa
Complete information can be found at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/international-affairs/exporting-products