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FSIS Rulemaking Process for the Proposed Rule: Modernization of Swine Slaughter Inspection

Report Information

Date Issued
Report Number:
Report Type
Food Safety and Inspection Service
OIG reviewed the proposed Modernization of Swine Slaughter Inspection rule to determine whether FSIS’ worker safety analysis complied with applicable rulemaking requirements.
Joint Report
Agency Wide
Yes (agency-wide)


Update FSIS’ internal procedures for the rulemaking process to include a review of proposed rules to ensure compliance with USDA’s Information Quality Activities Guidelines, including data source transparency requirements.

Communicate to the public the actual review period associated with FSIS’ analysis.

Communicate to the public the known limitations of the OSHA data used for FSIS’ analysis.