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FSIS to Replace Fast Antimicrobial Screen Test with Kidney Inhibition Swab Test

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

(American Meat Institute)The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a notice (44-11) to inspection program personnel (IPP) notifying them that on September, 11, 2011, it will replace the Fast Antimicrobial Screen Test (FAST) with the Kidney Inhibition Swab (KIS) Test for swine carcasses at slaughter establishments that slaughter both swine and cattle and where the KIS test is already in use for cattle.
FSIS plans to replace FAST with the KIS test in all remaining establishments slaughtering swine during calendar year 2012.  Establishments slaughtering sheep and goats will be added at a later time.
Carcasses for sampling and testing by the KIS test are selected in the same way as carcasses selected for FAST; see FSIS Directive 10,800.1, “Procedures for Residue Sampling, Testing, and Other Responsibilities for The National Residue Program” (http://www.fsis.usda.gov/OPPDE/rdad/FSISDirectives/10800.1.pdf).
To view this notice, go to http://www.fsis.usda.gov/OPPDE/rdad/FSISNotices/45-11.pdf.

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