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Foreign Country Profile Template

Description: This project will create a profile for every country where a foreign inspection has taken place since 2009. Profiles will also be created for countries that may warrant a foreign inspection. Both divisions of the Office of Compliance (OC) have been working closely together, as well as with the Geographic Information Team (GIT) in the Office of Analytics and Outreach (OAO) on a test profile centering on Indonesia seafood imports. The country profiles are intended to improve risk based decision making by correlating multiple streams of country-specific data and information into a controlled number of indicators. These indicators will guide FDA staff in making decisions on whether to perform resource intensive inspections in a particular country. The profiles will also assist staff in deciding on the specific facility, food product(s), processes, and hazards that need to be inspected. While the tool is being developed with the foreign inspection program in mind, it will be useful in a broad array of decision making including imports sampling and capacity building initiatives.

Accomplishment: OC presented its country profile temple at the FDA’s Food Field Committee in May. The profiles as well as supporting information are posted on FDA’s internal “making them accessible FDA-wide at an approximate rate of five profiles per month. Creation of profiles for those nations where foreign inspections have taken place or are being planned for the upcoming fiscal year will be given higher priority. Profiles will also be created for countries that may warrant a foreign inspection.The profiles are intended to improve risk based decision making by correlating multiple streams of country-specific data and information into a controlled number of indicators. These indicators will guide FDA staff in making decisions on whether to perform resource intensive inspection in a particular country. The profiles will also assist staff in deciding on the specific facility, food product(s), processes, and hazards that needs to be inspected.

Milestone DescriptionMilestone DateMilestone StatusMilestone Completion Date

A. Develop a draft country profile tool using country specific data from both FDA and other external sources

8/1/2012

Completed 8/1/2012

B. Document and standardize source information

10/1/2012

Completed 10/1/2012

C. Send draft tool for review to Center and Field interested parties. Adjust tool based on feedback.

11/1/2012

Completed 11/5/2012

D. Finalize and test tool

2/1/2013

Completed 2/1/2013

E. Load FY 2012 source data

4/1/2013

Completed 4/1/2013

F. Commence use of tool

6/1/2013

On Track 6/1/2013

Key Projects Legend

Milestone StatusDefinition
Not Yet StartedWork for specific milestone has not yet been started.
CompletedMilestone and/or overall project is completed.
On TrackMilestone - On track for completion by milestone deadline. Quarter status - Project is on track for completion based on overall milestone status.
On HoldMilestone - On hold, but deadline for completion has not passed. Quarter status - Project is on hold, based on overall milestone status.
DelayedMilestone - Delayed as it has not been completed and deadline has passed. Quarter status - Project is delayed based on overall milestone status.

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