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On February 4, 2010, Commissioner Hamburg announced the launch of a new risk-assessment tool to ensure the safety of imported food and drugs. The web-based PREDICT system will rank the risk hazards of food and drugs as they enter the country and allow inspectors to focus on the most likely threats to public health. (Commissioner’s speech to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Audio of the speech is also available on the CSIS website.) 


About Predict

FDA's new PREDICT risk-based screening system for imports is coming soon. It will replace the admissibility screening function of OASIS, FDA's legacy system. PREDICT will assist entry reviewers in targeting higher-risk shipments for examination. It will also expedite the clearance of lower-risk cargo, but only if accurate and complete data are provided by importers and entry filers.