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The Meat and Poultry Industry Foreign Material Manual

Considerations for Designing a Foreign Material Control & Prevention Program

The Foreign Material Manual is a comprehensive compilation of information for establishments to consider when designing a Foreign Material Control & Prevention Program (FMCPP), covering the entire process in three main sections: prevention, detection, and response. The manual is the result of member participation in an industry wide partnership of associations to reduce the occurrence of foreign material in meat and poultry products.

Foreign material control and prevention is crucial to the success of any operation and a FMCPP should be specific to each establishment. Companies and establishments can use the manual as a reference when developing a FMCPP, but it is important to note that not all of the information will apply for every operation. Although the manual was designed for meat and poultry establishments, some aspects may be applicable to other food processing sectors.