AMI and two other trade associations today filed a petition to amend FSIS' Uniform Rules of Practice. The Rules of Practice specify how HACCP and other Federal Meat Inspection Act and Poultry Products Inspection Act regulations should be enforced. AMI’s petition asserts that the procedural rules issued by FSIS in November 1999 allow the agency to take enforcement actions beyond the statutory authority granted by the meat and poultry inspection acts.
the rules allow FSIS to impose suspensions and
withholding actions in several instances not
authorized by the law, as was seen earlier this
year when a federal court prevented FSIS from
suspending inspection at a Texas plant for an
alleged failure to meet the Salmonella
seeks to amend the rules to comply with the
law's limits and to ensure that federally
inspected plants are afforded the due process
protections guaranteed under the federal
statutes and the Constitution.
AMI Petitions FSIS to Amend Rules of PracticeFriday, December 15, 2000