Log in Subscribe Join Grass Roots Action

FSIS Issues Instructional Notice on PBIS Procedure and Result Codes

Monday, August 11, 2008

(American Meat Institute)

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued FSIS Notice 50-08: New Performance-Based Inspection System (PBIS) Procedure Code and Result Codes.

 This notice is a re-issuance of all the instructions from FSIS Notice 47-07 and provides instructions for use of the Build PBIS Schedules function, introduces the new procedure code 07A01 and provides new result codes for use with the procedure code 07A01.

Inspection program personnel are only to deactivate the Build PBIS Schedules function when a federally-inspected meat or poultry establishment operates two days a week or less. At such establishments, inspection program personnel will continue to perform unscheduled procedures.

When inspection program personnel cannot perform any unscheduled procedures, they are to use procedure code 07A01. Inspection program personnel are to use the new result codes to indicate why they could not perform the unscheduled procedures.

To view this notice, click here: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/OPPDE/rdad/FSISNotices/50-08.pdf

Questions may be directed to the Policy Development Division through askFSIS or at 1-800-233-3935.

 share on facebook  share on twitter