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HIKE Scenario on Egregious Electrical Stunning Available

Friday, April 18, 2008

(American Meat Institute)

A new Humane Interactive Knowledge Exchange (HIKE) scenario designed to improve in-plant humane handling and slaughter procedures is now available online from the Food Safety and Inspection Service's (FSIS) Technical Services Center (TSC).

This scenario gives advice and instruction on how inspectors should handle a noncompliance with respect to 9 CFR 313.30 (a) (4), which states that a stunned animal “shall remain in a state of surgical anesthesia through shackling, sticking and bleeding.”  To view this scenario, click here http://www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Employees/HIKE_02D-08/index.asp

Questions pertaining to HIKE scenarios, or answers provided on HIKE that are not resolved through discussions within the work-group or with FSIS supervisor should be submitted to Hike@fsis.usda.gov.

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