FSIS Issues PHIS Directives

On April 15, 2011, in Uncategorized, by Maggie Ernst

With the initial phase in of its Public Health Information System (PHIS) this week, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has made available the directives relating to the program.

•5000.1Verifying an Establishment’s Food Safety System
•5000.4Prioritized Scheduling of Food Safety Assessments (FSAs) Using the Public Health Information System (PHIS)
•5220.1Granting or Refusing Inspection; Voluntary Suspending or Withdrawing Inspection; and Restoring Inspection under PHIS
•5220.3Issuance of a Ten-Day Letter for Inactive Operations
•5300.1Managing the Establishment Profile in the Public Health Information Systems
•6100.1Ante-Mortem Livestock Inspection
•6100.2Post-Mortem Livestock Inspection
•6100.3Ante-Mortem and Post-Mortem Poultry Inspection
•6170.1Ratite Ante-Mortem and Post-Mortem Inspection
•6410.1Verifying Sanitary Dressing and Process Control Procedures in Slaughter Operations of Cattle of Any Age
•6420.2Verification of Procedures for Controlling Fecal Material, Ingesta, and Milk in Slaughter Operations
•13000.1Scheduling In-Plant Inspection Tasks in the Public Health Information System
•13000.2Performing Sampling Tasks in Official Establishments Using the Public Health Information System

In addition to these directives, FSIS has issued two notices relating to the program–FSIS Notice 17-11 “Public Health Information System (PHIS) Transition” provides supplementary instructions to inspection program personnel for performing inspection verification, certifications, and record keeping activities during the transition period and FSIS Notice 18-11 “Managing Sample Collection When Operating the Public Health Information System (PHIS) in the Disconnected State” provid es inspection program personnel with instructions on how to manage the scheduling and performance of FSIS sampling tasks when their assignments require them to operate PHIS in a disconnected (lack of internet connectivity) state. The PHIS directives and notices are available at

In addition to these directives, FSIS has issued two notices relating to the program–FSIS Notice 17-11 “Public Health Information System (PHIS) Transition” provides supplementary instructions to inspection program personnel for performing inspection verification, certifications, and record keeping activities during the transition period and FSIS Notice 18-11 “Managing Sample Collection When Operating the Public Health Information System (PHIS) in the Disconnected State” provid es inspection program personnel with instructions on how to manage the scheduling and performance of FSIS sampling tasks when their assignments require them to operate PHIS in a disconnected (lack of internet connectivity) state. The PHIS directives and notices are available at In addition to these directives, FSIS has issued two notices relating to the program–FSIS Notice 17-11 “Public Health Information System (PHIS) Transition” provides supplementary instructions to inspection program personnel for performing inspection verification, certifications, and record keeping activities during the transition period and FSIS Notice 18-11 “Managing Sample Collection When Operating the Public Health Information System (PHIS) in the Disconnected State” provid es inspection program personnel with instructions on how to manage the scheduling and performance of FSIS sampling tasks when their assignments require them to operate PHIS in a disconnected (lack of internet connectivity) state. The PHIS directives and notices are available at www.fsis.usda.gov/Regulations_&_Policies/PHIS_Directives/index.asp.

 

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