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FSIS Proposes to Add Honduras and Poland to Poultry Export List

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

(North American Meat Institute)

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) published a proposed rule to add Honduras and Poland to the list of countries eligible to export poultry products to the United States.

FSIS' evaluation of Honduras' poultry slaughter inspection system has determined that it is equivalent to the U.S. Honduras has advised FSIS that it only intends to export raw poultry products, such as whole carcasses, to the U.S., so the equivalency determination does not currently extend to processed products and these would not be eligible for export. Comments on the change are due by June 13.

Poland has been deemed eligible to export raw and processed poultry products. The country is also recognized by the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's (APHIS) as not affected with either highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) or Newcastle disease. Comments on the change will be due 60 days after it is published in the

Federal Register.

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