USDA Launches Outreach Survey to Small and Very Small Meat and Poultry Establishments

Source: FSIS Constituent Update – Volume 21, Number 36

FSIS is committed to improving customer service and developing and delivering outreach focused on enhancing the communication of technical, scientifc, and regulatory compliance information.

The agency developed a voluntary survey to be administered to small and very small establishments with an end goal of improving communications and outreach.

These establishments will be asked about their needs and current practices as it pertains to receiving information, including regulatory compliance information and resources. The survey will also allow the agency to gather data on humane handling and food defense directly from establishment owners in an effort to better support these activities at small and very small establishments. The survey results will be used to measure the effectiveness of FSIS’ current outreach efforts as well as to help improve FSIS’ communication and future guidance, tools, and resources.

A link to complete the survey will be sent to the email of record for small and very small livestock and poultry slaughter and/or processing establishments the week of June 25, 2018. We will mail a copy of the survey to those small and very small establishments for which we do not have email addresses. The email or mail survey will come from Yolanda Kennedy, Agency Survey Coordinator, in FSIS’ Offce of the Chief Financial Offcer in the Performance, Evaluation, and Planning Staff.

The survey should take about 10-15 minutes to complete and individual responses will be kept confdential. Your response is vital to helping FSIS improve outreach efforts to small and very small establishments, so please take time to complete the survey.