FY 2022-2026 Food Safety Key Performance Indicator
A key performance indicator (KPI) is a measure that is used to evaluate FSIS’ progress towards reaching its objectives and goals identified in both Agency and USDA strategic plans and will serve as a metric for success for the USDA Fiscal Year (FY) 2022-2026 Strategic Plan.
The KPI will measure the percent reduction in raw poultry samples contaminated with Salmonella serotypes commonly associated with human illness as a percentage of all samples analyzed for all types of Salmonella contamination. The samples considered in the KPI are those collected from products subject to a performance standard (i.e., from chicken parts, chicken and turkey carcasses, and comminuted chicken and turkey).
The Agency analyzed historical FSIS sampling data, in addition to FoodNet Fast data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to determine the Salmonella serotypes commonly associated with human illness for this measure, which are Infantis, Enteritidis, and Typhimurium.