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FSIS Issues Instructions for Verifying Validation Requirements During HAV Task and Food Safety Assessments

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

(North American Meat Institute)

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a notice providing instructions to inspection program personnel (IPP) regarding the process to verify compliance with validation requirements when performing the Hazard Analysis Verification (HAV) task. IPP should implement instructions outlined in this notice beginning January 4, 2016, at large establishments and April 4, 2016, at small and very small establishments. The notice also instructs supervisory personnel to assist IPP if they have concerns about the technical aspect of the scientific support or in-plant validation data. Meanwhile, the notice provides instructions to Enforcement, Investigation and Analysis Officers when verifying compliance with validation requirements during Food Safety Assessments.

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