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COVID-19—Food Safety and Inspection Service Pandemic Response at Establishments

Report Information

Date Issued
Report Number:
Report Type
Inspection / Evaluation
Food Safety and Inspection Service
Special Project
We reviewed the actions FSIS took relating to COVID-19 to ensure the continuation of inspection operations at meat and poultry slaughter and processing establishments, including to ensure the health and safety of FSIS inspectors and how FSIS spent the $33 million in CARES Act funding.
Joint Report
Agency Wide
Yes (agency-wide)
Questioned Costs
Funds for Better Use


Complete the updates to the process for tracking and monitoring the FSIS form 4791-27, “Report of Alleged Safety or Health Hazard,” and associated FSIS Directive 4791.12. Specifically, update the directive to include the practice of submitting all FSIS form 4791-27s to the Safety and Physical Security Branch, where they can be centrally recorded.