The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) has posted on its website the FY2022 Annual Sampling Program Plan. A key FSIS inspection verification activity is the sampling of product for microbiological contaminants or chemical residues.

FSIS has released a new sampling plan each fiscal year since the 2011 "Report on the Food Safety and Inspection Service Microbiological and Residue Sampling Programs," which identified all of FSIS' sampling programs and discussed the statistical and policy basis for the programs. These sampling plans continued FSIS' efforts to comprehensively identify the agency's microbiological and chemical residue sampling activities and consider them in light of data-driven strategic planning efforts.

The FY2022 Annual Sampling Program Plan is available here. More information on FSIS' sampling program is available here.