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FSIS Issues Revised Directive on Custom Exempt Review Process

Thursday, July 16, 2009

(American Meat Institute)

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued Directive 5930.1, Revision 4: Custom Exempt Review Process, which provides instructions for FSIS Inspection Program Personnel (IPP) and Office of Program Evaluation Enforcement and Review (OPEER) personnel to use when conducting reviews of custom exempt facilities to determine their compliance with the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA) and the Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA) and applicable regulations. It also provides instructions to personnel on how to react to the findings from the review.

This directive replaces FSIS Directive 5930.1, Rev. 3, Custom Exempt Review Process, dated 4/26/2007 and aims to address FSIS policy on humane slaughter at custom exempt facilities; issue a new version of FSIS Form 5930-1; answer questions received by Office of Policy and Program Development (OPPD) and OPEER; and explain the conditions under which custom exempt products can be transported between custom exempt facilities.

 To view this notice, click here: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/OPPDE/rdad/FSISDirectives/5930.1Rev4.pdf

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