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FSIS Issues Notice on New Humane Handling Compliance Guidelines

Thursday, November 7, 2013

(American Meat Institute)

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued Notice 72-13, informing inspectors in charge at establishments about the new Humane Handling Guidelines released recently. The FSIS Compliance Guide for a Systematic Approach to the Humane Handling of Livestock represents FSIS's current thinking on livestock humane handling practices that official establishments can use or adapt as needed. In the Notice and in the guidance, FSIS encourages establishments to begin using the document. However, FSIS is requesting comments on it and will make appropriate changes to the guidance in response to comments.

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