On February 4, 2010, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret Hamburg announced the FDA’s launch of a new program to improve inspection methods of food and drug imports. The predictive risk-based evaluation for dynamic import compliance targeting (PREDICT) program employs a strategic approach to inspections by improving the quality of inspections rather than focusing on increasing the number of inspections. Although the FDA examines less than one percent of products entering the United States under the program, information provided by the program may be used to target high-risk shipments, while facilitating expedited entry of low-risk shipments into the United States. Factors examined by the program for the purpose of evaluating risk include, but are not limited to: whether a product is intrinsically risky (e.g., seafood); previous information on shippers and producers; floods; hot weather; and market conditions.