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FSIS Issues Notice on Verification of the Annual Reassessment and Establishment Training Requirements Under the HACCP System

Thursday, January 24, 2008

(American Meat Institute)

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued Notice 9-08 1/23/08, which instructs inspection program personnel on how to verify that an establishment has met the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) System  annual reassessment and training requirements under 9 CFR 417.4(a)(3) and 417.7, respectively. This notice cancels FSIS Notice 35-07 and updates the information found in that notice.

Section 417.7(b) provides that the individual who performs the annual reassessment, as well as any person who develops a HACCP plan for an establishment under 9 CFR 417.2(b) or who modifies a HACCP plan, must have completed a course of instruction in the application of the seven principles of HACCP to meat or poultry product processing, including a segment on the development of a HACCP plan for a specific product and on record review.

Annually, FSIS personnel should verify that the establishment has performed its annual reassessment and complied with the training requirement for each of its HACCP plans.

To see a full copy of the notice, click here:  http://www.fsis.usda.gov/OPPDE/rdad/FSISNotices/09-08.pdf

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