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FSIS Issues New Instructions for Selection of National Residue Program Scheduled Samples

Friday, June 25, 2010

(American Meat Institute)

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued FSIS Notice 30-10: Instructions for Carcass Selection for the National Residue Program Scheduled Samples.

The notice provides new directions to inspection program personnel (IPP) regarding sampling under the program. When IPP are directed to take a scheduled sample for residue surveillance, they are to select from all animals that have passed ante-mortem inspection, without regard to whether the animal may or may not pass post-mortem inspection. Specifically, IPP are to randomly select carcasses at the kill floor stage.

IPP are to continue to follow the procedures for sample collection and testing in FSIS Directive 10,800.1, Chapter 4, “Procedures For Residue Sampling, Testing, And Other Responsibilities For The National Residue Program.”

To view this directive in its entirety, click here: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/OPPDE/rdad/FSISNotices/30-10.pdf

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