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FSIS Issues Updated Listing of Safe and Suitable Ingredients for Use in Production of Meat and Poultry Products

Friday, October 10, 2008

(American Meat Institute)

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has updated Directive 7120.1, which provides inspection personnel with updated lists of substances that have been accepted since January 2000 as safe and suitable for use in the production of meat and poultry.   

After the publication of the final rule in January 2000, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and FSIS entered into a Memorandum of Understanding outlining the procedures that are followed by FDA and FSIS regarding the joint review of requests for the use of food ingredients and sources of radiation in meat and poultry products.  Except in certain circumstances, FDA will now list in its regulations food additives and sources of radiation that are safe and suitable for use in the production of meat or poultry products.

To see a copy of the updated listing, click here: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Regulations_&_Policies/7000_Series-Processed_Products/index.asp

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