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FSIS Issues Revised Directive Outlining Food Defense Procedures

Monday, April 13, 2015

(North American Meat Institute)

USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a revised directive providing instructions to inspection program personnel regarding procedures for conducting Food Defense Verification (FDV) tasks at meat, poultry and egg product establishments. The directive also provides instructions for using the Public Health Information System to complete FDV tasks, describes the steps involved in completing the annual food defense plan survey and indicates methods to address and resolve security concerns to ensure food is protected.

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