Food Safety Assessment (FSA) Preparation and Response FSIS performs a routine FSA when a computer algorithm selects the establishment randomly. FSIS performs a 'for cause' FSA when FSIS has reason to believe that the establishment is failing to maintain its food safety system. Regardless of the reason for the FSA, the consequences can be significant. If FSIS determines that a problem exists, then FSIS issues a Notice of Intended Enforcement, which can lead to a Notice of Suspension. Because an FSA can negatively impact your profitability, you need to be prepared. Avoid problems. Call me. If you are in the middle of an FSA and things are not going well, call me. If the FSA is over and you disagree with the findings, I can prepare an appeal or a response.