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FSIS Issues Notice on Verification Activities Related to the Use of Ingredients of Public Health Concern

Thursday, July 7, 2011

(American Meat Institute)

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued FSIS Notice 35-11: Verification Activities Related to the Use of Ingredients of Public Health Concern. This notice instructs inspection program personnel (IPP) to make establishments aware of the need for them to have appropriate process controls for ingredients of public health concern, the need for the ingredients to be properly labeled and the importance of taking steps to prevent the production and shipment into commerce of adulterated or misbranded meat, poultry or egg products. 

According to FSIS, this notice is necessary because of a sustained number of adulterated and misbranded meat and poultry products recalled because of the presence of undeclared ingredients, especially ingredients of public health concern, specifically allergens.

To view this notice, go to http://www.fsis.usda.gov/OPPDE/rdad/FSISNotices/35-11.pdf.

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