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FSIS Reissues Notice on Target Testing for Chemical Residues; Changes Implementation Date to June 6

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

(American Meat Institute)

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has reissued Notice 21-11: Level of In-Plant Targeted Testing for Chemical Residues. This notice is a revision of FSIS Notice 13-11 and announces a new implementation date of June 6, 2011.

Under this notice, instruction program personnel are directed to perform targeted testing for chemical residues at an above-normal rate in establishments that do not have support in their hazard analysis to demonstrate that they have an effective residue control program in place when slaughtering cull dairy cows and bob veal calves. 

To view this notice, go to http://www.fsis.usda.gov/OPPDE/rdad/FSISNotices/21-11.pdf.

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