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FSIS Begins Industry Testing for PHIS Export Component’s Second Country Group

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

(North American Meat Institute)

Industry testing began today for phase two of the Food Safety and Inspection Service’s (FSIS) Public Health Information System (PHIS) Export Component. Testing will run through April 4. FSIS, in February, announced it will begin implementing the phase two PHIS Export Component on May 20, 2019, instead of March 4, as originally planned. Starting May 20, FSIS will issue Certificates of Wholesomeness for Meat and Poultry (FSIS Form 9060-5) and Siluriformes Fish (FSIS Form 9060-5S) to Angola, Antarctica, Aruba, Bhutan, Botswana, Bouvett Island, Brunei Darussalam, Christmas Island, Comoros, Eritrea, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, French Southern and Antarctic Islands, Greenland, Guernsey, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Isle of Man, Jersey, Lesotho, Liechtenstein and Vietnam. Establishments interested in testing the PHIS Export Component should contact PHISTechnicalQA@fsis.usda.gov.

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