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FSIS Issues Notice on Kidney Inhibition Swab Testing

Thursday, August 5, 2010

(American Meat Institute)

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued Notice 42-10: Using Kidney Inhibition Swab Test to Detect Antimicrobial Drug Residues in Selected Establishments — Phase II.

The notice informs inspection program personnel (IPP) that on August 16, 2010, FSIS will begin the process of replacing the Fast Antimicrobial Screen Test (FAST) with the Kidney Inhibition Swab (KIS) Test at all cattle slaughter establishments at which the KIS test is not in use.

Carcasses for sampling and testing by KIS are selected in the same way as carcasses are selected for FAST. (http://www.fsis.usda.gov/OPPDE/rdad/FSISDirectives/10800.1.pdf).

Until further notice, FAST will continue to be used at the selected establishments for livestock other than cattle and at all other establishments where FAST is in use.

To view this notice, click here: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/OPPDE/rdad/FSISNotices/42-10.pdf

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