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Food Safety and Inspection Followup on the 2007 and 2008 Audit Initiatives

Report Information

Date Issued
Report Number:
Report Type
Food Safety and Inspection Service
Joint Report
Agency Wide
Yes (agency-wide)
Questioned Costs
Funds for Better Use


Require the Office of Investigation, Enforcement, and Audit (OIEA) to augment their current process to include periodic reviews on the effectiveness of the Districts’ implementation of corrective actions from prior audit recommendations in the 2007 and 2008 audit initiatives.

Require district offices to enhance their controls to ensure that district veterinary medical specialist reviews are completed within the required timeframe.

Develop and implement a process to monitor and track the completion of all of the required elements and sub-elements of employees' In-Plant Performance System (IPPS) reviews. This process should include procedures for FSIS management to verify that all the required elements and sub elements for an IPPS review are completed.

Make improvements to the AssuranceNet system, as necessary, to ensure data reliability.

Require district offices to improve their controls to ensure supervisors adequately monitor completion of SRM tasks and implement appropriate corrective actions when those tasks are not completed