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FY 2017-2021 Strategic Plan: Summary

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) 2017–2021 Strategic Plan builds on prior successes and reflects emerging issues that FSIS faces in ensuring that the food products we regulate are safe to eat. By using cutting-edge yet practical science, enhanced data capabilities, and our employees’ skills and expertise, we will continue to modernize and be more effective in meeting our public health mission.

In addition to establishing a clear foundation for our long-range and day-to-day operations, the Plan positions the agency to anticipate future needs and challenges.

The complete Strategic Plan is available as a PDF file: 

FSIS Strategic Plan 2017-2021

Strategic Plan Goals, Outcomes, and Objectives

  • Goal 1: Prevent Foodborne Illness and Protect Public Health
    • Outcome 1.1. Prevent Contamination
      • Objective 1.1.1. Drive Compliance With Food Safety Statutes and Regulations
      • Objective 1.1.2. Strengthen Sampling Programs
      • Objective 1.1.3. Ensure Establishments Are Meeting Pathogen Reduction Performance Standards
      • Objective 1.1.4. Promote Food Defense Practices
    • Outcome 1.2. Limit Illness From Regulated Products
      • Objective 1.2.1. Improve Food Safety at In-Commerce Facilities
      • Objective 1.2.2. Enhance Response to Foodborne Illness Outbreaks and Adulteration Events
      • Objective 1.2.3. Increase Public Awareness of Recalls, Foodborne Illness, and Safe Food Handling Practices
  • Goal 2: Modernize Inspection Systems, Policies, and the Use of Scientific Approaches
    • Outcome 2.1. Improve Food Safety and Humane Handling Practices Through Adoption of Innovative Approaches
      • Objective 2.1.1. Modernize Scientific Techniques and Inspection Procedures
      • Objective 2.1.2. Increase Adoption of Humane Handling Best Practices
    • Outcome 2.2. Enhance Access to Complete and Accurate Information to Inform Decisions
      • Objective 2.2.1. Improve the Reliability, Access, and Timely Collection and Distribution of Information
  • Goal 3: Achieve Operational Excellence
    • Outcome 3.1. Maintain a Well-Trained and Engaged Workforce
      • Objective 3.1.1. Improve Recruitment and Retention for Mission Critical Positions
      • Objective 3.1.2. Enhance Training and Development Opportunities Across Competency Areas
      • Objective 3.1.3. Ensure Equal Opportunity and a Diverse and Inclusive Environment
    • Outcome 3.2. Improved Processes and Services
      • Objective 3.2.1. Enhance Efficiency and Effectiveness of Key Business Processes and Systems
      • Objective 3.2.2.Improve Service Delivery
Last Modified Nov 04, 2016