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FSIS Reissues Notice on Manufacturing of Animal Food or Uninspected Articles

Thursday, September 9, 2010

(American Meat Institute)

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS or the agency) has issued FSIS Notice 46-10: Manufacture of Animal Food or Uninspected Articles at Official Establishments.


This notice reissues the content of FSIS Notice 58-09 and provides instructions to inspection program personnel (IPP) regarding their responsibilities in an official establishment that manufactures animal food or similar uninspected articles in the edible product department.


FSIS is issuing this notice to provide clarification because of concerns raised by an askFSIS question and answer regarding animal food.  Specifically, this notice addresses when inedible products may enter the edible product department for the manufacture of animal food or uninspected articles.


To view this notice, click here: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/OPPDE/rdad/FSISNotices/46-10.pdf


In addition, FSIS has issued Notice 48-10: Ensuring Sample Integrity When Submitting Residue Samples to the Laboratory for Residue Testing.  This notice is a reissuance of Notice 60-09 and clarifies agency policy for IPP to ensure sample integrity when they prepare samples from carcasses suspected of having violative levels of chemical residues for submission to the laboratories.  The notice also re-emphasizes the existing policy that IPP are to collect tissue samples.


To view this notice, click here: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/OPPDE/rdad/FSISNotices/48-10.pdf

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