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FSIS Issues Notices on Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

(American Meat Institute)

USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued three notices related to poultry slaughter inspection. FSIS Notice 50-14 , "Verification of Online Reprocessing (OLR) and Offline Reprocessing (OFLR) Antimicrobial Intervention Systems," provides instructions to inspection program personnel (IPP) on how to verify the effectiveness of an establishment's procedures for reprocessing accidentally contaminated poultry using OLR or OFLR antimicrobial intervention systems.

FSIS Notice 51-14 , "Change in Chilling Requirements for Ready-to-Cook (RTC) Poultry," outlines the processes IPP should follow to verify that poultry establishments, other than ratites, develop, implement and maintain written procedures for carcass chilling to prevent the outgrowth of pathogens immediately following slaughter operations.

Finally, FSIS Notice 53-14 , "Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection," amends the poultry products inspection regulations by establishing an additional inspection system, entitled New Poultry Inspection System (NPIS), for young chicken and all turkey slaughter establishments.

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