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FSIS Issues HIKE Scenario on Egregious Electrical Stunning

Friday, June 27, 2008

(American Meat Institute)

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Humane Interactive Knowledge Exchange (HIKE) has issued HIKE Scenario 03-08:Egregious Electrical Stunning.

 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_03-08/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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