2011-2012 Departmental Performance Report
References and Footnotes

1 This number also includes active, leave without pay, paid leave, and suspended employees.

2 Strategic outcome: is a long-term and enduring benefit to Canadians that stems from the Agency's vision and mission. It represents the difference the Agency intends to make for Canadians.

3 Type is defined as follows: Previously committed to – committed to in the first or second fiscal year before the subject year of the report; Ongoing – continuing or permanent commitment; and New – newly committed to in the reporting year of the DPR.

4 The henipavirus family consists of the Hendra and Nipah viruses that are naturally found in fruit bats. These viruses are known to cause fatal disease in horses and humans. The henipaviruses are currently limited to Australia and South Asia.

5 Performance indicator in the 2011–12 RPP was: Number of countries imposing justifiable standards-related restrictions on exports of Canadian commodities (food, animals, plants, and their products). Rationale for change: This indicator was changed to provide a better sense of the CFIA's work in this area.

6 World Organisation for Animal Health

7 Performance indicator in the 2011–12 RPP was: Canada is on the list of OIE countries that are free from stipulated reportable animal diseases. Target was: Canada is on the list each year. Rationale for change: The indicator text needed to be restructured to clarify exactly what the indicator was intended to measure.

8 Performance Indicator in the 2011–12 RPP was: Percentage of inspected federally registered establishments in compliance with federal regulations. Rationale for change: A count of the number of commodity areas that meet their targets is a better indicator of performance than an average of their compliance rates.

9 Performance indicator in the 2011–12 RPP was: Percentage of all food recalls issued without an alert that are posted on the CFIA website within two working days. Target was: 95%. Rationale for change: This change brings the indicator into alignment with the Class I recall indicator.

10 Monitoring approach: Establishments are inspected, sampled and tested in such a way that the resulting compliance rates are representative of the CFIA-regulated population. Monitoring programs provide an adequate overview of industry compliance in general.

11 Performance Indicator in the 2011-12 RPP was: Percentage of domestic food products in compliance with federal regulations. Rationale for change: A count of the number of commodity areas that meet their targets is a better indicator of performance than an average of their compliance rates

12 Performance Indicator in the 2011-12 RPP was: Percentage of imported food products in compliance with federal regulations. Rationale for change: A count of the number of commodity areas that meet their targets is a better indicator of performance than an average of their compliance rates

13 To help the reader identify which performance statements are associated with recommendations in the Report of the Independent Investigator into the 2008 Listeriosis Outbreak we have included a Listeria icon symbol next to activities relating to the CFIA's response to the final report to Canadians.

14 Changes to Inter-Departmental Interfaces: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/about-the-cfia/accountability/audits-reviews-and-evaluations/inter-departmental-interfaces/eng/1344282905472/1344283423406

15 Public Opinion Research is available on: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/about-the-cfia/newsroom/news-releases/2012-07-13/eng/1342191503500/1342191536685

16 CFIA's completed internal evaluation on the stakeholder consultation process: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/about-the-cfia/accountability/audits-reviews-and-evaluations/evaluation-consultation/eng/1344316220139/1344316313744

17 Performance indicator in the 2011–12 RPP was: Percentage of reportable animal diseases that have entered into Canada via specified regulated pathways. Target was: Historical trend (year over year). Rationale for change: With very few entries of reportable animal diseases into Canada, a number count is a more meaningful measure.

18 Performance indicator in the 2011–12 RPP was: Percentage of response to zoonotic diseases and epidemiological investigations that are completed within service standards. Rationale for change: The indicator text needed to be restructured to clarify exactly what the indicator was intended to measure.

19 Performance indicator in the 2011–12 RPP was: Percentage of certified animal and animal products shipments that meet the receiving country's import requirements. Rationale for change: The indicator text needed to be restructured to clarify exactly what the indicator was intended to measure.

20 Performance indicator in the 2011–12 RPP was: Percentage of response to disease and epidemiological investigations that are completed within service standards. Rationale for change: The indicator text needed to be restructured to clarify exactly what the indicator was intended to measure.

21 Performance indicator in the 2011-12 RPP was: Systematic scheduled review and update if necessary, of manuals for CFIA animal health officials and guidance documents for industry. Target was: Once every two years. Rationale for change: The indicator was refined to focus on the most important measure of progress towards improving and/or maintaining preparedness.

22 Performance indicator in the 2011-12 RPP was: Number of emergency preparedness simulation exercises conducted versus planned. Target was: Once every two years. Rationale for change: Indicator changed to clarify that we are measuring CFIA's involvement in preparedness exercises

23 Performance indicator in the 2011–12 RPP was: Percentage of suspected cases of trans-boundary diseases and significant emerging diseases in which investigation was commenced within 24 hours of identification. Rationale for change: Indicator was streamlined to clarify what we are measuring.

24 Performance indicator in the 2011–12 RPP was: Percentage of cases in which the CFIA communicated with key stakeholders within 24 hours of confirming cases of trans-boundary diseases and significant emerging diseases. Rationale for change: Indicator was streamlined to clarify what we are measuring.

25 Salmonids are an order of fish that include salmon, trout, and char.

26 Compartments are one or more premises containing one or more aquatic animal populations with a distinct health status with respect to one or more diseases.

27 CFIA internal evaluation on the Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs): http://www.inspection.gc.ca/about-the-cfia/accountability/audits-reviews-and-evaluations/evaluation-of-amps/eng/1343159961820/1343160709339

28 In the 2011–12 Reports on Plans and Priorities the target was incorrectly stated as 99%

29 To help the reader identify which performance statements are associated with recommendations in the December 2008 OAG report on Managing Risks to Canada's Plant Resources we have included a Plant icon symbol next to activities relating to the CFIA's response.

30 CFIA's Statement of Values: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/about-the-cfia/organizational-information/vision-and-mission/statement-of-values/eng/1319478952479/1319479599378

31 http://inspection.gc.ca/plants/plant-protection/imports/primer/eng/1324568450671/1324569734910

32 Woolly cup grass is an invasive plant that can compete with crops and reduce yields.

33 http://www.inspection.gc.ca/plants/plant-protection/invasive-species/eng/1328325263410/1328325333845

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