Chronology of the FSIS July 2008
Public Health Risk-based Poultry
Slaughter Inspection Risk Assessment
DISCUSSION OF CHRONOLOGY OF THE FSIS RISK ASSESSMENT FOR GUIDING PUBLIC
HEALTH RISK-BASED POULTRY SLAUGHTER INSPECTION
Below is a chronology of work performed for the FSIS Risk Assessment for Guiding
Public Health Risk-Based Poultry Slaughter Inspection. A second external peer review is
planned once data from the new young chicken baseline study are incorporated into the
risk assessment model. These data should be available in the fall of 2008. The updated
version of the analysis will likely include additional scenarios, based on comments
provided by a National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection
subcommittee. The updated version will also focus on specific inspection procedure
codes, rather than groups of procedure codes.
• May 2005: The initial request to develop a risk assessment to inform a
planned proposed rule for guiding public health risk-based poultry
slaughter inspection was made.
• May - December 2005: Conceptualization and initial development of the
quantitative model, analyses, and risk assessment document was begun by
the FSIS Office of Public Health Science, Risk Assessment Division. This
involved considerable feedback from FSIS’ Office of Policy and Program
Development and incorporated input from across FSIS.
• January 2006: Internal peer review was done for the risk assessment.
• February 2006: The model and risk assessment document were
submitted to a contractor for external peer review by five independent
• March 2006: External peer reviews were completed and received by
FSIS (see http://www.fsis.usda.gov/PDF/Poultry_Slaughter_RA_Peer_
Review_Jan2008.pdf). Based on these comments, a plan of action was
developed for updated analysis. A plan was developed to convert the risk
assessment model from a univariat