Enforcement, Investigations, and Analysis Officer (EIAO) Comprehensive Food Safety Assessment Methodology - Revision 4
The purpose of this directive is to provide instructions to EIAOs on how to conduct FSAs using a new work methodology, so an EIAO can complete the in-plant portion of most FSAs in 5 to 7 production days. This directive also provides instructions on how to document FSAs using the FSA tools that are a series of questionnaires that an EIAO is to use to gather information. The new work methodology is designed to focus the FSAs on public health risk and to increase consistency in how EIAOs conduct FSAs. For the purposes of this directive, the term “EIAO” also refers to EIAO-trained Public Health Veterinarians (PHVs) when they are conducting EIAO activities. The term “District Office (DO)” includes the District Manager (DM); the Deputy District Manager (DDM); the Supervisory Enforcement, Investigations and Analysis Officer (SEIAO); and the District Case Specialist (DCS).