FSIS Issues Final Rule on New Definitions and Standards for Official U.S. Classes of PoultryTuesday, November 8, 2011
(American Meat Institute)
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a final rule on its definitions and standards for the official U.S. classes of poultry.
In this final rule, FSIS is lowering the age definitions for five classes of poultry — Rock Cornish game hen or Cornish game hen; broiler or fryer; roaster or roasting chicken; capon; and fryer-roaster turkey.
FSIS did not lower the age definition for a sixth class of poultry — young turkey — as proposed. The age definition for a young turkey remains at less than 8 months of age. In addition to lowering the age definition for the “roaster'' class, this final rule also defines a “roaster” based on a RTC carcass weight of 5 pounds or more.
This rule is effective on January 1, 2014.
To view the full final rule, go to http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-11-03/html/2011-28525.htmshare on facebook share on twitter