The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued new procedures for responding to establishments that fail Salmonella performance standard testing for raw products. FSIS said that the new procedures constitute a more scientific and systematic approach to food safety and to the enforcement of current regulations, while increasing consistency and uniformity. The new procedures also emphasise coordination between consumer safety officers, district managers, circuit supervisors, compliance officers and inspection personnel to address inspection failures.