Constituent Update - September 23, 2022
FSIS to Host Webinar on Expanded Data Access for PHIS Industry Users
On October 4, 2022, from 1-2 p.m. ET, FSIS will host a webinar to demonstrate the expanded functions in the Public Health Information System (PHIS) for industry users, as announced in the September 9, 2022, Constituent Update.
The expansion, launching in October, will allow industry users to review and suggest modifications to FSIS data associated with their establishment profile, such as product volumes and product groups. FSIS inspection program personnel will then be able to verify and approve or deny the modifications within PHIS.
The webinar will be held on Webex. Pre-registration for the webinar is not required. To access the webinar, please visit the event page on the FSIS website. The recording of the webinar, along with presentation slides, will be posted on the FSIS website for those unable to attend. For questions, contact PHISTechnicalQA@usda.gov.
- September 26, 2-5 p.m. ET: Field Service Laboratory Virtual Open House
- October 4, 1-2 p.m. ET: Webinar on Expanded Data Access for PHIS Industry Users
FSIS notices and directives on public health and regulatory issues are available on the FSIS Policy webpage. The following policy update was recently issued:
FSIS Notice 51-22 - Time and Attendance Reporting Procedures for Pay Period 20
FSIS Notice 52-22 - Federal Holidays in Calendar Year 2023
FSIS Directive 4339.3 - Administration of Medical Requirements for In-Plant Positions in FSIS - Revision 1
FSIS Directive 7355.1 - Use of Sample Seals for Laboratory Samples - Revision 3
Export Requirements Update
The Library of Export Requirements has been updated for products for the following:
- Turks & Caicos Islands
- El Salvador
- St. Lucia
- New Zealand
- United Arab Emirates
- New Caledonia
- Hong Kong
- Western Samoa (Samoa)
- Costa Rica
- South Africa
- French Polynesia (Tahiti)
- Solomon Islands
Complete information can be found at the FSIS Import & Export Library.