Identification

Name

Import Alerts Tracking System

Short name

IATS

Status

Active

Category

Data Source

Organizations
(1) Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA) (FSIS)
Created

2014-06-16 21:21:02+00:00

Modified

2016-07-07 21:46:07.909949+00:00

Basic Information

Overview

The IATS is the FSIS automated data system that principally tracks findings of illegally imported or smuggled products into the U.S. The IATS also tracks incidents involving FTP (Failure to present), any potential food defense incident, or incidents of other concern involving imported meat, poultry, or egg products. The IATS automates the processes of incident notifications between FSIS program areas. IATS also automates the convening of the Hazard Evaluation Committee (HEC) and the elevation of an Import Alert to an Incident Report (IR) when appropriate.

Goals
(1) Baseline awareness
Year start

2008

URL http://www.fsis.usda.gov/OPPDE/rdad/FSISDirectives/9600.1.pdf
Related system
(1) Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS)

Disease and Geography

Locations
(1) All States and Territories
Disease transmission types
(1) Ingestion

Datastreams

Data sources
(1) Official Reports